Juneau mandates quarantines for certain visitors, begins voluntary screenings at the airport

  • Source: Alaska Public Media
  • Published: 03/23/2020 12:00 AM

As more positive cases of COVID-19 continue to appear in Alaska, the City and Borough of Juneau is eyeing the community’s main point of entry: the airport. The Juneau International Airport sees multiple daily flights to and from Seattle — one of the epicenters of coronavirus spread in the United States. Starting Thursday, passengers arriving at the airport can request to have their temperature checked. Anyone with a temperature above 100.4 degrees will be advised to contact medical providers and to self-quarantine. Capital City Fire/Rescue Chief Rich Etheridge said EMTs are stationed outside the departure lounge exit. They estimate they’ve screened about 50% to 70% of passengers exiting the airport so far. The Juneau Assembly voted unanimously Thursday to send a letter to Gov. Mike Dunleavy urging him to officially restrict non-essential travel.


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