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Anaktuvuk Pass Emergency Health Mandate: No Recreational Access

Updated: September 10, 2021.
The latest health mandate supercedes all prior mandates. All travel into Anaktuvuk Pass will be limited to those who can be verified as Essential Personnel critical to the infrastructure of Anaktuvuk Pass, and those who need critical medical care outside of Anaktuvuk Pass and approved by the mayor on a case-by-case basis. This order takes effect immediately and means there is no recreational access to Gates of the Arctic National Park through Anaktuvuk Pass. This hunker down order will be revisited. It may be extended, as the situation warrants.

For any questions, please contact the Alaska Public Lands Information Center in Fairbanks at 907-459-3730.


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Last updated: September 29, 2021

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