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Voluntary temperature checks for people arriving at Juneau airport

March 20, 2020 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau and Capital City Fire/Rescue yesterday implemented voluntary temperature checks for people arriving to Juneau International Airport. The goal is to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Upon landing in Juneau International Airport, passengers have the option to get a temperature check. Passengers with a temperature of 100.4 F will be advised on contacting a medical provider, self-quarantining, and transport.

As a reminder, the State of Alaska is now requiring travelers entering/returning to Alaska to take certain actions depending on their level of risk:

Higher Risk: If you have traveled from an area with widespread, ongoing community spread such as Europe, China, and other countries (i.e., a CDC Level 3 Travel Health Notice Area) and are entering Alaska within the past 14 days you must:

  • Stay home and avoid contact with other household members.
  • Contact your employer and do not go to work or school for this 14-day period after you return.
  • CDC Level 3 Travel Health Notice Area
    China, Iran, South Korea, Malaysia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland.

Medium Risk: If you have traveled anywhere outside of Alaska, (including the rest of the United States) within the past 14 days you must:

  • Keep your distance from others (about six feet or two meters)
  • This may mean not going to work or school if you cannot safely be distanced from others – especially if you traveled in a location where community transmission is occurring – contact your employer.
  • You must avoid crowded places (such as shopping centers and movie theaters) and limit your activities in public.

Read more about the state-issued mandate, and health guidance for returning travelers in the higher and medium risk groups here. Visit juneau.org/covid-19 for information, links, and resources to help keep Juneau safe and healthy.

For more information, contact Fire Chief Rich Etheridge at 586-0251 or Rich.Etheridge@juneau.org.