While we can’t forecast what will be required for the restart of our visitor industry, we can begin preparing. 

Research shows that travelers are looking to destination marketing organizations’ (DMOs) websites, like traveljuneau.com, for assurances that a destination is taking the Covid-19 pandemic seriously and is responding. They want to know that communities are doing everything reasonably expected to limit exposure to and transmission of Covid-19 and other diseases. 

Participation is easy: [THERE’S AN INQUIRY FORM HERE, YES?] or call Partnership Services Lead Colleen Evanco at 586-1753. She’ll tag your account and your business name will show on this microsite as a Juneau Cares participant!

Your business will promise to:
  1. Create protocols and plans to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 and other viral illnesses;
  2. Train staff in the plan;
  3. Implement the plan and enforce its policies for visitors and staff;
  4. Make the plan available to guests and the public; and
  5. Maintain/update the plan as needed, and comply with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations.

By participating in the Juneau Cares program, our partners demonstrate their commitment to best health practices for viruses like Covid-19 and norovirus. Additionally, some partners seeking accreditation of their plans through the Global Biorisk Advisory Council, or GBAC.  If you’re interested in this program, contact Travel Juneau.  

Not a Travel Juneau partner yet? No worries – Colleen can walk you through the process or you can have a contact-only link to your business. 

How to get started on your re-opening plans:
  1. Download the Healthy Sail Panel Full Recommendations and the CC Statement Lifting No-Sail Order of 10-30-20 here to get a sense of what MAY be required. Remember that these are preliminary documents, not the final regulations! Download File

  2. Check out your industry sector professional organization to find sample plans you can tailor to your business. Or, head to the ATIA site for samples – ATIA has made these available to all Alaska businesses! 

  3. Watch your email from Travel Juneau and the Travel Juneau Partners FB page for the latest information and updates from our community and the state. There is a working group through ATIA that is aggregating information, relaying that to our port communities, and helping all Alaska port communities get aligned from the start.