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COVID-19 Coronavirus

Aleutians East Borough Emergency Assistance Economic Stimulus Grant Program

To help offset impacts from COVID-19, the Assembly has appropriated $2.3 million in Borough CARES Act funds to the Borough’s Emergency Assistance & Economic Stimulus (EAES) Grant Program. This program provides up to $750.00 in grant funds to Borough residents who are 18 years of age or older, as of March 1st, 2020 and to those who demonstrate a financial hardship due to COVID-19. The Borough’s  goal is to assist Borough residents who have been negatively impacted by the virus and to pour funds back into all six of the Borough communities. Applications are accepted between September 1st, 2020 to November 15th, 2020. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Mary Tesche, Assistant Borough Administrator, at (907) 274-7559 or

The EAES Application can be found here.

Health Mandate 010: Interstate and International Travel

Updated: August 6, 2020
Expiration: Until Rescinded 

Health Mandate 010 gives clear requirements for all travelers arriving in Alaska from another state or country. These new requirements go into effect on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.   For more details visit:

For all travelers (resident and nonresident):

  • Complete a Travel Declaration Form and Self-Isolation Plan in the Alaska Travel Portal.
  • All travelers with negative results must still follow strict social distancing for 14 days after arriving into the state or until the traveler receives a second negative test result from a test taken 7-14 days after arrival.
  • The five-day pretest option is no longer available for any travelers.

For nonresident travelers:

  • Test 72 hours before departure.
    • Upload negative result into the Alaska Travel Portal or have results available to show screeners at the airport.
    • If still awaiting results by arrival time, travelers will need to upload proof of a test taken into the Alaska Travel Portal or show that proof of a test taken to an airport screener and self-quarantine, at their own expense, while waiting for results. The results must be uploaded into the portal when received.
  • If a nonresident arrives without a pre-test, testing is available for $250 per test. The traveler will be required to quarantine while waiting on results.
  • The 14-day quarantine option is no longer available for nonresident travelers.

For Alaska resident travelers:

  • Test 72 hours prior to departure, with the same rules as listed for nonresidents.
    • Testing at arrival remains available at no cost to Alaska residents.
  • The 14-day quarantine option is still available to Alaska residents.
  • Alaska residents traveling within the state will now have the option of free testing at the airport sites, to prevent bringing the virus into our small communities.
  • Proof of Alaska residency can be shown with one of the following:
  • Alaska driver’s license or state issued ID card.
  • Federally recognized Alaska Tribal identification card.
  • Active duty military ID card or active duty dependent ID card.
  • Employment verification letter on employer letterhead or school verification letter for in-person schooling stating traveler is moving to Alaska for employment or school.

For critical infrastructure employees:

  • Travel that is deemed essential or for critical infrastructure, as previously defined in Health Mandate 10, will continue as it has under existing guidance.
  • Critical infrastructure workers traveling to Alaska will no longer be able to use state-funded testing at airports.
  • Critical infrastructure companies and organizations will be asked to provide employees with a letter on company letterhead that states they are a critical infrastructure worker traveling for work purposes. These letters must include travel plans and confirm that the traveler is following the employer’s Community Workforce Protect Plan on file with the state that includes testing and/or quarantine provisions.

King Cove Harbor COVID-19 Protocols

While the City of King Cove acknowledges the importance of business owners’ rights to engage in lawful
business within the City without undue interference by local government, it also recognizes that due to
the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the significant risk posed to public health and safety, the City must
require business owners/operators to take measures to protect themselves and their employees.

  1. Business operators and fishermen shall be required to educate themselves and their
    employees regarding COVID-19 symptoms and safety measures that may provide greater
    protection from COVID-19, including but not limited to frequent hand washing, social distancing
    and wearing masks in enclosed spaces.
  2. Fishermen and operators shall limit interaction with the community and other fishermen to
    the fullest extent possible while tied up or purchasing supplies. Both AC store and Gould’s Store
    offer delivery services. Please minimize the number of trips to the stores to limit your exposure
    to the community.
  3. During the voluntary 14 Day Quarantine, Captain and Crew on board vessels may proceed
    with routine work as necessary but must keep social distance of no less than 6 feet from all noncrew members. It is expected that, when able, social distance between crew members will be
  4. Captain or crew members not residing on the Vessel are expected to return to their place of
    residence after work hours.
  5. Outdoor recreation such as walking, running, and hiking is acceptable if 6-foot social
    distancing is maintained from other community members.
    Thank you for your cooperation in this matter, our community’s health depends on it!