Operations Under COVID-19
Ever since the Municipality of Anchorage and State of Alaska issued orders closing non-essential businesses to curb the spread of COVID-19, we have been closed to the public for our operations. I am pleased to announce that those orders have been relaxed, and we can operate with restrictions as outlined in our COVID-19 Mitigation Plan below.
Alaska Photo Treks falls under both State of Alaska and Municipality of Anchorage COVID-19 requirements. This COVID-19 Mitigation Plan outlines the measures that Alaska Photo Treks has implemented to meet both state and local requirements to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
The State of Alaska is implementing the Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan which has a total of five phases. Health Mandate 016, which initiated the first phase in opening up certain sectors of the Alaska economy for operations open to the public, was implemented on April 24, 2020. Alaska Photo Treks falls under Attachment D – Non-Essential Public-Facing Businesses Generally (Non-Retail) and Attachment M – Intrastate Travel & Outdoor Day Activity. Phase 2, which allows for increased commercial activity, commences on Friday, May 8.
Additionally, the Municipality of Anchorage has outlined four phases to its reopening plan. It has issued Safe Anchorage: A Roadmap to Reopening the Municipality of Anchorage ( which includes Emergency Orders EO-07 and EO-08). Emergency Order EO-07 allows “Non-Critical, Public Facing” businesses to open with limitations. Attachment C to that order addresses how Non-Critical, Public-Facing businesses may operate. Attachment C requires the development of a COVID-19 mitigation plan in order to operate. The Municipality has informed us that this category applies to our operations.
As there are some differences between the State and Municipal plans, and Municipal decrees are more strict, we will outline our plans based on the Municipality’s four-phase plan. This COVID-19 Mitigation Plan articulates how Alaska Photo Treks will implement the health mandates of both local and state government.
We are currently operating under PHASE THREE mentioned below.
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COVID-19 Mitigation Plan
The Alaska Photo Treks COVID-19 Mitigation Plan consists of two elements:
Policy on Procedures to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 in Four Phases (below), and General Management of Employees (right).