Covid 19 voluntary screening to start at Auke Bay ferry terminal

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - City and Borough of Juneau Port Director Carl Uchytil is doing double duty as an Operations Section Chief for the CBJ Incident Command charged with combating the coronavirus.

    He has four task forces reporting to him including one charged with offering voluntary screening to people arriving in Juneau by vessels.  "We're working closely with the Alaska Marine Highway System to screen vessel passengers coming off.  The first vessel that we'll be screening will be on Thursday afternoon at 2:30."  Uchytil said they will be mimicking the system of voluntary screening now in place at the airport.  

    The airport screening comprises another task force led by  Uchytil said that operation is going well.

    The numbers of people flying in through the airport are down between 80 to 90 percent, according to Uchytil.  He said he number of arrivals on Monday amounted to about 130 and there were 90 on Tuesday.  

    The mobile screening facility at the Hagevig Fire Training Center comprises another task force.  Residents can call 586-6000 to make arrangements for the drive-through screening process there.   That's 586-6000.

    The Homeless Needs Task Force is working out of the Juneau Arts and Culture Center.


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