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Cordova Residents

The City of Cordova is committed to ensuring residents have the resources needed to stay safe and healthy.


All travelers – residents and non-residents – must follow  state mandates regarding travel in Alaska. Also, see information for those who have recently traveled for more information.

All essential workers are required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Alaska and can only leave their residence for select purposes, which include going to an essential work position, seeking medical care, exercising or obtaining personal supplies. 

All individuals should follow these quarantine basics. Individuals who are considered high risk should take extra precautions to limit exposure to others.

Elderly and other at-risk individuals should stay home and limit visitors to only those that are essential. Groceries and other supplies should be delivered or dropped off at their doorstop by friends/family. Anyone acting as caretaker for an elderly community member should practice strong hand washing hygiene and precautionary measures.

Even those who are considered healthy need to take precautions to protect themselves and others in the community.

Rules for everyone:

  1. Social distance (stay six feet away from people outside your home)
  2. Wear a mask when in public
  3. Wash your hands frequently
  4. Disinfect surfaces regularly
  5. Stay home as much as possible, work from home if you can
  6. No group gatherings
  7. No non-essential travel
  8. Monitor yourself for signs of illness

There are a number of additional safety precautions in the harbor to protect residents and fishermen. Please see the Harbor COVID Operations Plan for specific details. The State of Alaska outlined additional safety measures for vessels in Health Mandate 17.

The goal of the operations plan is to protect the residents of our community and ensure the fishing fleet has the amenities it needs for a successful season while adhering to additional restrictions put in place during this COVID-19 pandemic.

State travel mandates are in place across Alaska and apply to the Cordova airport. The City of Cordova has an Airport COVID Operations Plan and established a designated area to provide COVID-19 information, mandates, expectations and protective provide gear to travelers.

Cloth face coverings are required in Cordova public places where social distancing requirements are difficult to maintain. See the City requirements. Read the State of Alaska guidance on face coverings.

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Many Cordova volunteers are producing homemade, cloth face masks. If you are in need of a cloth face covering, you may submit a request for your household members or employees. On the form, you will be asked to indicate if your order includes anyone who is an essential employee or considered high-risk. This fully volunteer effort is accepting donations of heavy-duty cotton or flannel fabric that is at least ½ yard in size. Please contact Emily Love at (503) 974-8197 if you are interested in supporting this effort.

If you become sick, you may not leave your residence or place of lodging for a minimum of 14 days to attend work, obtain supplies, engage in physical exercise or any activity except to obtain essential healthcare.

If someone in your household or on your vessel becomes sick, that person must immediately isolate from the rest of the household or the entire household/crew must immediately self-quarantine with the sick individual. Isolation includes remaining at least away, use a different bathroom, clean all shared surfaces before touching, etc. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, please contact a medical facility.

Cordova Medical Facilities

  • Cordova Community Medical Center – (907) 424-8200
  • Ilanka Community Health Center – (907) 424-3622

All businesses must file a Mutual Aid Agreement with the City, follow all Cordova COVID-19 Emergency Rules and comply with COVID-19 Protective Measures and Policies.

The Cordova Chamber of Commerce launched a Come Back Better! campaign that provides a toolkit filled with a variety of resources for businesses. 

The Bidarki Recreation Center is open for limited services and by appointment only. Patrons are encouraged to read the Bidarki Rec Center Operational Plan prior to arrival. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 424-7282. Note: the facility will close intermittently for building upgrades. Please call for details.

Frequently Asked Questions

View our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to the questions that we are most commonly asked. If you do not see your question, please send us an email.