COVID-19 VISITOR INFO

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The Chabad Lubavitch/Alaska Jewish Campus in accordance with the State of Alaska Health Mandates, is welcoming local residence, out of state visitors and tourists under the following mandate:

Effective June 6th, the State of Alaska began requiring travelers entering the state to adhere to new requirements under State of Alaska Health Mandate 10 (as revised on June 3, 2020).

 

According to the revised mandate, travelers entering the state may enter Alaska without undergoing a 14-day quarantine if they:

  • Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of departure; tests taken up to five days from departure will be accepted but travelers need to take another test upon arrival; or

  • Test upon arrival in Alaska, maintaining quarantine at their own expense until test results are known; or,

  • Belong to the critical infrastructure workforce and follow their company’s protective plan on file with the state; or

  • Previously had COVID-19, are recovered and can provide evidence of both.

According to the State of Alaska, Serology tests for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies have not been clinically verified to diagnose or exclude SARS-CoV-2 infection. The antibody response in infected patients remains largely unknown, and the clinical value of antibody testing has not been fully demonstrated. False-positive results can occur due to past or recent infection with non-SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strains that cause the common cold. Further research is needed to understand how this test can be utilized for surveillance purposes to understand disease prevalence in the community.

To Read the full mandate (Press Release dated June 12th, 2020), please click here.  Below is the Traveler chart to help visitors better understand the new guidelines and what to expect when flying to Alaska.

Chabad of Alaska COVID-19 Mitigation plan for Visitors

COVID-19 Synagogue Guidelines: 

  • Visitors will have to contact the office no later than the Wednesday before Shabbas and provide proof of negative COVID-19 test results taken after arriving in Alaska in order to enter the outdoor minyan services on Shabbas.   

  • Shabbat morning services will take place outdoors.

  • Upon arriving, everyone will be required to sanitize their hands.

  • Every attendee will be required to wear a face mask. 

  • Chairs will be arranged 8 feet part from each other for proper social distancing.

  • Services will be no longer than 1 hour. 

  • Please make sure to use restroom before coming to Shul as the building will be locked & restrooms will not be available to public.

  • Each Attendee will have their own designated prayer book and Tallis. 

  • Torah reading and Aliyot, will take place with required social distancing.

  • Only the cantor will hold the Torah. No touching or kissing of the Torah by attendees. 

  • There will be no dining together and no take out food service available for Summer of 2020.  

  • If you have a temperature of any symptoms of a cold or flu including just a sore throat, please stay at your lodging. 

  • If you have any health issues that put you at great risk, please stay at your lodging.

 

We want our visitors and tourists to understand that the only way they can join us for davening and shul during COVID-19 is only by their full cooperation with the new policies and requirements. 

We would like to thank you for your understanding and cooperation, and together we will get through this and enable us to enjoy synagogue together and to guarantee the health and safety of our friends and their families.  Click here for more information about our Tourist Services.

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