Second Teletown Hall with Senators

Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan are going to have another teletown hall this Thursday April 9, at 9:15pm ET (5:15pm Alaska time) re COVID-19.

How can people participate in the teletown hall?

  • Register online by going to this link. Once they sign up, they’ll receive a phone call with the number they register with at the time of the event on Thursday. https://www.murkowski.senate.gov/live
  • For people who don’t register — they can tune in via that link where it’ll be livestreamed, BUT that means they don’t get to ask a question over the phone if they don’t register.

https://www.murkowski.senate.gov/live

NEW FERRY SCHEDULE

Additionally, due to the increased number of calls occurring at this time, when you call us you may reach an automated message that your call cannot be completed at this time. Please try us again later at 866-308-4848 or contact us via email by replying to this email or by clicking here.  The HYL & KTN Terminals are closed on our no-sail days but Agents will remain available by phone 7 days a week. Thank you!

SAILING SCHEDULE through APRIL 2020

DAY SCHEDULE HOLLIS TERMINAL HOURS KETCHIKAN TERMINAL HOURS CALL OR EMAIL US HOURS
SUNDAY Depart HYL 8:00am; Depart KTN 3:30pm 6:00am-7:00pm 9:00am-3:30pm   6:00am-7:00pm
MONDAY Depart HYL 8:00am; Depart KTN 3:30pm 6:00am-7:00pm 9:00am-3:30pm   6:00am-7:00pm
TUESDAY No sailings Closed Closed   9:00am-3:30pm
WEDNESDAY No sailings Closed Closed   9:00am-3:30pm
THURSDAY Depart HYL 8:00am; Depart KTN 3:30pm 6:00am-7:00pm 9:00am-3:30pm   6:00am-7:00pm
FRIDAY Depart HYL 8:00am; Depart KTN 3:30pm 6:00am-7:00pm 9:00am-3:30pm   6:00am-7:00pm
SATURDAY No sailings Closed Closed   9:00am-3:30pm

  IFA 4-Day Sailing Schedule Update:

The IFA will provide ferry service on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays through Monday May 18, 2020. The IFA will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as additional changes are implemented.

Travel is limited to essential critical business and personal travel only. Some examples of essential critical travel include people returning home, people traveling for critical medical care, people transporting essential products or people providing critical services.

Ferry departure and arrival times remain unchanged; we’ll depart Hollis at 8:00am and depart Ketchikan at 3:30pm. Terminals will be closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, but IFA Agents are available by phone at 866-308-4848 and by email seven days a week.

“These are unprecedented times and we are committed to our employees, elders and passengers for their safety and essential travel needs,” explains Ron Curtis General Manager of the Inter-Island Ferry Authority. “We are working diligently to preserve the health of our communities, customers, and staff.”

UPDATED CASE COUNTS-COVID-19 Alaska

  • Cumulative number of cases hospitalized to date:  0​3
  • Cumulative number of deaths to date:  0​1
  • Updated March 25, 2020; updates made daily by 5pm and reflect cases reported as of 3pm that day.

Case by Residence* and Presumed Exposure Source

Travel-RelatedNon-TravelClose ContactPendingTotal
 Municipality of
 Anchorage
1441928
Anchorage
 (including JBER)
1331825
 Eagle River/
 Chugiak
11013
 Gulf Coast2​0215
 Homer00011
 Seward10001
 Sterling00202
 Soldotna10001
 Interior415111
 Fairbanks31318
 North Pole10203
 Mat-Su2​0002
 Palmer20002
 Northern00000
 Southeast218213
 Juneau11002
 Ketchikan108211
 Southwest00000
 TOTAL246161359

*Case residence may not always reflect location of exposure or testing.

  • Region: Economic regions definitions​
  • Travel-related: Exposure/source of the virus was outside of Alaska.
  • Pending: Under investigation
  • Updated March 25, 2020; updates made daily by 5pm and reflect cases reported as of 3pm that day.

IFA Ferry Schedule Changes

Please Be Advised of IFA Schedule Change  

Recent ridership trends have allowed the IFA to reduce ferry service to 4 days a week yet still accommodate Essential Travel for people and businesses in need of returning home, traveling for critical medical care and for the transport of goods and service-people. We will sail Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday until further notice. We will depart at our usual times; we’ll depart Hollis at 8:00 am and depart Ketchikan at 3:30 pm.

In these unprecedented times, the IFA is taking a proactive approach to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by trying to balance the essential travel needs of the Community with the State’s Mandates and Alerts. We are adhering to the 6′ social distancing recommendation by capping our passenger capacity to forty. We are sailing at 25% normal capacity so passenger space is limited; please make your reservations in advance and arrive early to ensure your space on-board. Our Crews and Terminal Agents are using proven sanitation measures recommended by the CDC to slow down the spread of the virus. Your cooperation in following Crew and Agent directions at all times is greatly appreciated. Please check-in early to allow for these additional check-in measures.

Terminals will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday but Agents are available by phone at 866-308-4848 seven days a week.

Galley Service is very limited and may be closed completely in the near future.

Thank You, Donna R. Halvorsen Terminal Manager

Inter-Island Ferry Authority 

Toll Free 866-308-4848 ext #103

Direct line 907-313-5382

P.O. Box 495 Craig, AK 99921

Case Counts-Confirmed cases in Alaska:

How many cases are there?

Confirmed cases in Alaska by region ​​

  • Cumulative number of cases hospitalized to date:  0​
RegionTravel-RelatedNon-TravelTotal
 Anchorage606
 Gulf Coast2​13
 Interior347
 Mat-Su0​00
 Northern000
 Southeast156
 Southwest000
 TOTAL121022

Information obtained from: http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/id/Pages/COVID-19/default.aspx