By Melinda Munson
The Assembly voted Thursday to end the 14-day isolation policy for individuals arriving in Skagway, with the passage of Resolution 20-21R.
“Going forward, the MOS will follow the State of Alaska health guidance for Alaska Travelers,” the Tourism Department stated.
Starting June 6 at 12:01 a.m., Alaska will waive quarantine requirements for out of state travelers who provide proof of two negative COVID-19 test results. Those without appropriate test results must adhere to the State’s 14-day quarantine. More information can be found at https://covid19.alaska.gov/travelers/ and https://covid19.alaska.gov/reopen/.
COVID testing at Dahl Memorial Clinic is by appointment only. Those seeking testing should call 907-983-2255 before attempting to visit the clinic.
Before the June 4 policy change, anyone entering Skagway from out of state or an Alaskan community with known COVID-19 cases, was expected to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Due to the policy, many Skagway residents chose not to travel to Juneau or other destinations for medical appointments and essential supplies.
“The Municipality of Skagway continues to encourage residents and visitors to practice social distancing and good hygiene as detailed by the State of Alaska and the CDC,” the Tourism Department said.