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Special Notification

Due to COVID-19 only essential travel at this time

In accordance with the City of McGrath’s                                                 PROCLAMATION of EMERGENCY                                                                  (Corona Virus -19)
The City of McGrath and the McGrath Native Village Council asks everyone to please be safe and follow self-quarantine guidelines and social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19. These travel recommendations are put forth to protect the community from the spread of the Corona Virus-19.

THE FOLLOWING TRAVEL RECOMMENDATIONS SHALL GO INTO EFFECT FOR MCGRATH, ALASKA MARCH 25, 2020 AT 11:59PM:

The McGrath City Council and the McGrath Native Council asks that all non-essential travel to McGrath cease immediately. Local Agencies will reevaluate these travel restrictions on April 15, 2020, or sooner if needed.
All travelers who must enter our community quarantine themselves from the rest of the community for a period of 14 days.
 
McGrath Residents may return home but must immediately, upon arrival, quarantine themselves, and anyone they are in contact with, for a period of 14 day upon arriving in McGrath.
 
State Travel Mandate 10 requires a 14-day quarantine for all travelers coming into Alaska from out of state. Enforceable by State Law. 
 
State Health Mandate 9.1 requires everyone, except immediate family, to keep a 6’ social distance from other people. Enforceable by State Law. 
 
Flight crews are asked to stay in aircraft if possible. However, they may conduct any necessary business required by their job or use the restroom if needed.
 
No locals or cargo handlers are allowed on the passenger compartment of the aircraft, if possible. Those who must enter the passenger compartment must follow the airline’s requirement for wearing gloves and appropriate personal protective equipment.


The following are exceptions to the travel restrictions: Freight, cargo, and mail services; Public Safety, Emergency Medical Service, Fire (including DNR) and Law enforcement activities; Medical-related travel; Essential personnel for infrastructure emergencies (power plant, water plant, sewer, DOT); Individuals who must travel for their work for employers that have implemented COVID-19 screening.