Plotting a Course
Over the last few days it feels like there are some encouraging signs. The cases of coronavirus in Washington state have plateaued. There are some cautious steps being taken to ease some of our restrictions. It’s also been encouraging to see that some airlines are requiring people to wear masks, which is something we hope will become widespread in the coming weeks and months. As each day passes, the smart people in labs are learning more and more about how this virus works. It’s good to hear that new treatments are being tried and possible vaccines being developed.
So, what if…
Until there’s a vaccine, we are all going to have to adapt to life with a new and dangerous disease. It means we’ll do things differently and more cautiously. How will that happen? Here are some of the things that we’re monitoring:
- The lifting of travel restrictions in Alaska, Washington, and Alaska.
- The lifting of the mandatory 14-day quarantine period for all people arriving in Alaska.
- The possible seasonality of the virus.
- The ability to perform more testing.
- The need for pre-travel health screenings and waivers.
- The requirement to wear masks on flights and in public spaces.
- The continued social distancing rules.
So, what if…?
Stay safe. Stay well,