Chris Arend

Health & Safety

Alaskans take care of each other — and our guests. That means Anchorage businesses, accommodations, activities, and attractions are all going the extra mile to ensure visitor health and safety. From industry-leading sanitation standards at hotels and event venues, to a variety of mitigation measures established by tour operators and travel professionals, here’s what you can expect to find on a visit to Anchorage:

Free Tests: Access free COVID-19 testing at a variety of locations around Anchorage. Click here to learn more and find a site.

Masks: In Anchorage, face masks may be required in some businesses and communal spaces, and travelers should be prepared to wear a face mask when necessary. Pack plenty of extras, and be ready to experience Anchorage in safety and comfort.

Citywide Sanitization. From outdoor gear shops to restaurants, Anchorage businesses of all types now offer additional, enhanced ways for guests to stay healthy and safe. The Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center and Egan Civic & Convention Center both use VenueShield, an industry-leading set of cleaning and safety procedures. Major hotels have rolled out enhanced health measures: Hilton’s CleanStay program, Marriot’s Commitment to Clean, and others. Highlights include more frequent surface disinfection, sanitation stations for guests, and new cleaning tools like electrostatic sprayers and ultraviolet light technology.

Click here to read more about current health and safety measures in Anchorage.

Space to Stretch Out. Alaska makes it easy to practice social distancing, and Anchorage businesses and visitor attractions are now giving guests even more space to stretch out. Many companies are operating with reduced capacity, tables are placed farther apart, and guests are asked to give their neighbors plenty of breathing room. Observe and respect posted signage, and look for new outdoor dining options, pedestrian-only zones downtown, and a wide variety of new outdoor events like drive-in concerts and comedy shows, yoga and dance classes, windowfront art exhibits, and more.

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