Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Overview
|INFORMATION ON COMMUNITY TESTING SITES:|
Drive-Up Testing On Berth 3 Offers Testing For:
|The Airport Traveler Testing Site:|
|-Anyone showing any symptoms of COVID-19;||-Is Located adjacent to the airport terminal bulding|
|-Asymptomatic who meet one of the following criteria: Those with underlying health conditions; age 65 or older;||-Deplaning interstate and intrastate travelers will go through the screening process near baggage claim|
|-Health Care Workers; Care Providers; First Responders;|
-Those who seek testing related to travel;
-Travelers arriving from means other than commercial airlines at the airport
|-If a COVID-19 test is needed passengers will proceed to the testing tent immediately outside of the exit door by baggage claim|
|Please refer to the dashboard above for the most current information on Drive-Up Testing results. Only positive results will receive a phone call. ||Travelers with POSITIVE results will receive a phone call notifying them of the results. NEGATIVE results are uploaded into the Alaska Traveler Portal with an automated email to the traveler (not a phone call).|
- Media Releases / Case Counts
- EOC Situation Reports
- Community Notices & Services
- Business and Economic Recovery
11.13.2020 - UPDATES TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT FACILITIY CLOSURES:
Ketchikan Gateway Borough Facilities:
·The following Borough facilities will be closed to the public effective Friday, November 13 in response to the Governor's announcement on 11.12.2020:
°White Cliff Building
°Gateway Recreation & Aquatic Centers
°Pat Wise Animal Shelter
·The Animal Protection Department will allow limited public access by appointment for the following purposes: adoptions, animal surrenders, and returning animals to owners. Call 228.6660 to schedule an appointment for services. Patrons will be required to wear a mask during all scheduled appointments, which will be limited to one or two individuals (two people will be allowed for adoption appointments) per visit.
·Citizens are encouraged to conduct business over the phone or internet. Visit www.kgbak.us for services.
All City of Ketchikan and KPU facilities remain closed to the public, but services will still be available via phone and email:
·KPU Customer Service can be reached at 228.5474, or email@example.com; a table in the Plaza Mall is available for forms, and payment drop boxes can be found in the ATM area of the Plaza Mall, A&P Grocery, and at the City Hall back door near the Council Chamber entrance.
· City Hall switchboard can be reached at 225.3111, drop boxes for payment are located at the City Hall back door, near the Council Chamber entrance.
· Ketchikan Emergency Service, including Police and Fire will continue to operate at full capacity.
City of Saxman:
· City Hall remains closed to the public with staff rotating in shifts. Citizens are encouraged to conduct business over the phone by calling 225.4116.
PHYSICAL HEALTH RESOURCES
PHARMACY & OTHER HEALTH RESOURCES
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
FOOD PANTRY & MEAL RESOURCES
PUBLIC SPACES: WHAT'S OPEN? WHAT'S CLOSED?
MASKS & GLOVES - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
PORTS & HARBORS MANDATE 010 & 012
AIRPORT TRAVEL MANDATE 012
PORTS & HARBORS MANDATE 010
AIRPORT TRAVEL MANDATE 010
PROTECTING GROCERY SHOPPERS FROM COVID-19
Through the Emergency Operations Center, the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce, Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, and Borough Planning Department have created the Business Economy Recovery Group (BERG).
The primary focus of the BERG has been to connect individuals and businesses with the available resources during the state of the COVID-19 emergency. During the response phase of the EOC, the BERG has been instrumental in the following:
- The BERG developed a local webpage on the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce website, accessible through the Ketchikan Visitor’s Bureau and Ketchikan Gateway Borough websites.
- The BERG developed an online Business Directory which is accessible on the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce website with the intent of assisting Ketchikan residents with shopping locally and supporting community businesses.
- The Ketchikan Chamber website has helpful information for local businesses such as links to state and local mandates, information on tax credits for small businesses, provisions within the CARES Act, and programs administered by the Small Business Administration.
As local functions are restored and local businesses are able to resume operation, the BERG will be able to turn over the community recovery operations to the local municipal bodies.
Regarding the CARES Act funding, it has not yet been made available to local municipalities. When it does become available, the appropriation of the funding will be processed through the local elected leadership: the City of Ketchikan Council, City of Saxman Council, and the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly.
The long-term economic recovery of the community will be addressed by the local governing authorities, and we expect that discussions will soon occur through the elected bodies of the Community of Ketchikan.
If you are interested in submitting comments, questions and/or suggestions related to the effect of COVID-19 on Ketchikan's economy, please email the Borough at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce Resources
Ketchikan Visitor's Bureau