AMHS announces new protocols to protect against COVID-19

Published: Jun. 21, 2020 at 6:34 PM AKDT
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The Alaska Marine Highway System is implementing new operational protocols to protect against the transmission of COVID-19 on its vessels.

The new protocols include:

    - All passengers over the age of two on the mainline ferries, Kennicott, Matanuska and Tustumena are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours before boarding.
    - All passengers on the day vessels LeConte and Lituya must complete a Passenger Screening Form before boarding, which requires a 'no' response to all questions.
    - All passengers boarding in Bellingham, Washington must complete the mandatory State of Alaska Travel Declaration Form and provide these to AMHS crew at boarding.
    - All passengers over the age of two are required to wear a face covering while onboard mainline and day vessels, with some exceptions like while eating and while in a stateroom.
    - Passengers and crew will not be allowed to go ashore during port calls. Passengers will only be allowed off the vessels at their destination port.
    - All passengers and crew must practice social distancing.

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