At the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, the installation commander has declared a public health emergency due to an elevated risk on the base for “sustained community transmission.”
Local officials say the individual who tested positive is a Ketchikan Gateway Borough employee who has a history of travel to the Lower 48. It’s the first reported COVID-19 case in Southeast Alaska.
It defines medium risk travelers as those returning to Alaska within 14 days from anywhere Outside, including the rest of the United States.
The state of Alaska put out a request this week “seeking information from interested parties for providing housing units that are quarantined to allow for monitoring for COVID-19.”
Two low pressure systems are headed toward Anchorage in the coming week.