HEALTH MANDATE #17 was issued by the State of Alaska on April 23, 2020 for independent Commercial fishing vessels.
This Mandate Supersedes And Replaces All Previously Submitted
Protective Plans For Independent Commercial Fishing Vessels.
This Mandate Does Not Supersede Or Replace Any Previously Enacted Protective Plans For Corporate Vessel Fleets.
Failure to follow this mandate carries a fine of $1,000 per violation.
You must have onboard the acknowledgement certification.
MANDATE 10 - International and Interstate Travel – Self Quarantine Order
HEALTH PROCEDURES FOR SMALL VESSELS
We strongly recommend that you print or save a copy of the documents in this section to your ONBOARD computer and use and follow the recommendations as close as possible. Being responsible will help minimize the effect of this pandemic and the effects particularly in the small communities.
COVID19 Catcher and Tender Vessel Procedures v1.7 4.20.20 - Full 35 page comprehensive document UPDATED
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TRAVEL DECLARATION FORM
Health Mandate 10.1 – International and Interstate Travel – Order for Self-Quarantine
Travel Declaration Form for All Incoming Passengers:
All people arriving in Alaska from international locations or travel from other states, whether resident, worker or visitor, are required to self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor for illness. Arriving residents and workers in self-quarantine, should work from home, unless you support critical infrastructure. Please see for the details of Health Mandate 10.1 and a list of critical infrastructure dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/id/Pages/COVID-19/default.aspx.
Travelers arriving in Alaska may submit the form online or download, print, scan, sign, and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Printed forms will also be available in airports receiving flights international and out-of-state flights.
The Governor’s Health Mandate 10 directs: “All people arriving in Alaska, whether resident, worker or visitor, are required to self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor for illness. Arriving residents and workers in self-quarantine, should work from home, unless you support critical infrastructure.”
The Governor’s Health Mandate 12 directs: “All in-state travel between communities, whether resident, worker, or visitor, is prohibited unless travel is to support critical infrastructure, or for critical personal needs.”
STATE OF ALASKA HEALTH MANDATES
- Health Mandate 010: International and Interstate Travel – Order for Self-Quarantine
- Health Alert 010: Recommendations regarding cloth face coverings
SBA ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. This advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available following a successful application. This loan advance will not have to be repaid.
This program is for any small business with less than 500 employees (including sole proprietorships, independent contractors and self-employed persons), private non-profit organization or 501(c)(19) veterans organizations affected by COVID-19.
The Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance funds will be made available within days of a successful application, and this loan advance will not have to be repaid.
To apply for a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan and loan advance, click here.
SBA PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM
The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.
SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest (including boat & permit loans), or utilities.
You can apply through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union, and Farm Credit System institution that is participating.
Lenders may begin processing loan applications as soon as April 3, 2020. The Paycheck Protection Program will be available through June 30, 2020.
It would be wise to check with the community harbormaster prior to entering the harbor for updated information/restrictions that might be in place.
Hoonah - ALL TRAVEL IN TO HOONAH IS BANNED - City Resolutions regarding COVID 19
Angoon - News Article - PROHIBITS all non-residents from entering the town. It defines a “resident” in two ways: Anyone who currently lives in the town and has lived there for at least 10 of the last 12 months, and anyone who voted in the 2019 municipal elections and is still registered to vote in Angoon.
The ban does carve out a few exceptions for medical personnel, telecommunications workers, Alaska State Troopers, and other workers deemed “essential”. It also allows residents to continue to travel for medical emergencies and grocery shopping.
Cordova - MUTUAL AID AGREEMENTS FOR FISHERMEN: Per Cordova Emergency Order 2020-2, all individual vessels/operators that wish to enter Cordova’s harbor must sign a Mutual Aid Agreement which identifies the measures taken by the City as well as protections provided by the operator to prevent the spread of COVID-19 amidst the operator’s employees and customers and within the Cordova community at large. It also binds the undersigned to agree to follow State and City mandates and orders including 14-day self-quarantine upon arrival, and to take responsibility for their crew to do the same. These agreements will be available in their entirety on the City website by Friday, April 3rd.
TRAVEL – FUELING STOPS
Contact all the fuel docks you need to stop at along the way and ask for the re-fuel protocol that would allow you to maintain quarantine. Most docks have plans in place for exactly that — to protect shoreside workers AND to maintain vessel quarantine. It just takes some radio/phone communications beforehand.