Updates to travel and community restrictions
March 14, 2020
TO: University of Alaska Community
FROM: Jim Johnsen
SUBJECT: Updates to travel and community restrictions
Since late last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its travel guidance, as the situation with COVID-19 in the United States and worldwide has evolved. Due to those changes, I am updating our travel and community restrictions policy. Major changes include:
- Travel outside Alaska for university business is prohibited.
- University-related travel to rural Alaska communities is suspended. This decision was made in concert with the chancellors and those communities and is an effort to minimize the risk of COVID-19 spreading there.
- Anyone returning from travel outside Alaska will be required to stay home and self-observe for 14 days.
- Anyone returning from a CDC Level 3 location will be required to comply with mandatory CDC precautions before returning to work.
Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility as we navigate this changing situation together.