Temporary closure of Public Rooms and Visitor Centers at Alaska offices

Continuing our service to the public while doing our part to address COVID-19 is very important. Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health authorities, some BLM Alaska offices are temporarily restricting in-person public access to visitor centers and public rooms. Please check with individual offices regarding access or customer services available by phone or email:

Visitors may continue to enjoy BLM trails and open space areas. The health and safety of staff and visitors in these facilities is our number one priority. We continue to remind our visitors to follow the CDC’s guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, including maintaining social distancing, covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and staying home if you feel sick. Visitors are encouraged to “pack it in and pack it out” as future trash may be limited due to limited staff availability in some areas.

Practice Social Distancing Outdoors. Outdoor activities can provide many health benefits when practiced safely. We recommend visiting areas close to home while avoiding very popular or crowded locations where social distancing may be difficult and limiting group activities to members of your household. Do your part when visiting public lands. Learn more about COVID-19 at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Last Update

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 6:59 pm MDT

Created

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 1:09 pm MDT

Region

Alaska
Alaska Fire Service
Anchorage DO
Fairbanks DO
Arctic DO