It’s spring break season: What you need to know about travel testing in Juneau
Testing remains a critical tool to help control the spread of COVID-19, and to help detect variants of the virus. All travelers returning to Juneau from outside Alaska are required to either test for COVID-19 within 72 hours of departure or test upon arrival at the Juneau International Airport, per City and Borough of Juneau ordinance. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated also have to strict social distance for 5 days. Go to CBJ’s COVID-19 Travel page for complete details.
Here’s what else you need to know about travel testing and spring break:
- Testing for children: The State of Alaska contracts with Capstone Clinic to conduct COVID-19 tests at the Juneau Airport. Capstone is currently testing ages 2 and up.
- Remote learning week: The Juneau School District’s spring break is March 22-26. The week following Spring Break, March 29 – April 2, will be a remote learning week for all schools and all students to allow staff and students who may go out of town to strict social distance. In-person learning for most students will resume on April 5.
- Traveling within Alaska: Travelers returning to Juneau from within Alaska are strongly encouraged to test at the airport, but it is not required.
- Follow-up testing: It is recommended, but not required, that all travelers take a free follow-up test 5-14 days after returning to Juneau. If you opt to do this, sign in on the State of Alaska Travel Portal at alaska.covidsecureapp.com and choose the “Generate travel voucher” tab; then return to the Juneau International Airport between 8 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. for a second test.
To help keep schools and businesses open, please do not return to work or school, or be around others, until you have a negative test result following your travels.