Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
UPDATE – March 20, 2020
The State of Alaska and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) acknowledge the importance of suspending all non-essential travel across the Alaska border as well as minimizing intrastate travel to avoid introducing new COVID-19 cases into Alaska from out of state, and slow the spread of the virus in state.
Included in this alert was the request that all:
Tour operators should immediately suspend reservations for any out of state visitors.
March 16, 2020
In our 22 years of operating PNH, the health and safety our of guests and staff is always our number one priority. Coronavirus (Covid-19) has created an unprecedented pandemic worldwide. Here at PNH, we are closely monitoring the rapid developments of this situation and we are taking every precaution so we can limit the exposure for our guests and staff. Our PNH policy strictly follows the protocol of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), especially important to our PNH guests are the following CDC protocols:
- COVID-19 Exposure Any person who has been in contact with anyone diagnosed with Coronavirus or has been diagnosed with Coronavirus personally, must self-quarantine for at least 14 days prior to the start date of your adventure with PNH.
- Flu-like symptoms Any person displaying flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, coughing, difficulty breathing, vomiting, etc) must self-quarantine for at least 14 days prior to the start date of your adventure with PNH.
- Travel from High Risk Countries Any person, regardless of nationality, who has traveled from/through a Level 3 Travel Notice Country, must self-quarantine for at least 14 days prior to the start date of your adventure with PNH. As of March 13, 2020, the Level 3 Travel Notice countries are as follows: China, Iran, South Korea, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City.
It is your responsibility to confirm that you comply with the most current CDC protocols so that you will be able to participate in our PNH adventure once you arrive in Cordova, Alaska. Those guests who have had COVID-19 exposure, flu-like symptoms or have traveled from a high risk country in the last 14 days will not be allowed to begin their PNH adventure. Additionally, anyone displaying flu-like symptoms in Cordova either at the airport or at the PNH base will not be allowed to join us. Please contact us if you feel any of these criteria apply to you so we may discuss your options.
Additionally, we must comply with all laws and regulations of the United States including the current restriction of travel by foreign nationals who have been in the Schengen Area, United Kingdom, and/or Ireland in the last 14 days. For this purpose, the Schengen Area comprises 26 European states: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
For High Risk Persons (adults over 60 years of age and/or people with serious chronic medical conditions), the CDC recommends avoiding crowds and non-essential air travel which may mean that this ski year you opt to self-quarantine and miss some ski runs with us. We encourage you to read both the CDC General Travel Recommendations and CDC Prevention Recommendations regarding travel within the United States even if you are not a high risk person to evaluate your situation.
This is a unique and challenging time, especially for small businesses. Our focus remains the same: health and safety. We are taking precautionary measures and following the CDC protocol. If you have any questions regarding your trip, please contact our Guest Services or call us directly at 907-424-7991