State to stop testing non-resident arrivals starting in August

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - There is a change coming to airport testing for the coronavirus for non-resident visitors to the state.

    Gov. Mike Dunleavy revealed a plan set for Aug. 11 that will change the way non-residents are admitted to Alaska from the Lower 48 or internationally.

    Starting on that day, all non-resident arrivals in Alaska must have a negative test result for COVID-19.

    Additionally, airport testing for out-of-state non-residents will end. Alaska residents can still get a test at the airport, however.

    Additionally, the governor, after consultation with the Department of Law, said that municipalities across the state, regardless of size, have the authority to make COVID-19 related mandates.

     

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