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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Expiration: Until Rescinded 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 Lagoon Butter Clam PSP results for May 2020

37 micrograms, FDA’s approved limit for human consumption

is 80 micrograms and lower. Higher than 80 micrograms are considered unsafe PSP levels. The Agdaagux Tribe of King Cove neither encourages nor discourages the use of local shellfish, but provides this information and services for the community to make an educated decision regarding shellfish consumption.

For more accurate testing it is recommended people submit a sample from their harvest, wait for the results and only consume tested clams that are below 80.