In early 2020, the world was changed by the prevalence of a new infectious disease, the novel COVID19. "Novel" means new but joining a family of other, well-known Covid viruses. This one has had great impact on travel and tourism, however.
Should you travel?
Your decision is individual and should be based on information from the CDC, NIH, and WHO organizations as well as local departments of health such as that for Alaska. On the Alaska site, you can find advice for travelers. Even the State of Alaska Department of Health refers everyone to the CDC, and there, travelers get their own page!
The inspected and approved B&Bs in Anchorage held continuing education for hostB&B s, preparing them to plan adequately for prevention, mitigation, and even response in the case of positive test results. This new information, along with long-standing commitments to cleanliness, hygiene, and safety added to AABBA B&B strong points. (The AABBA B&Bs have actual inspections during which two or more persons visit and evaluate more than 60 points at the B&B!)
B&Bs offer travelers places to stay that is away from public areas and crowds - a factor that may have appeal to travelers who prefer to decrease the risk of potential exposure. When you pick a B&B that has a business license, Municipality of Anchorage registration, and the "Inspected & Approved" seal, you pick one that is dedicated to small business standards of the community. Remember that B&Bs are small, meaning owners have fewer rooms to concentrate on for cleanliness and safe conditions!
Call the AABBA Hotline at 907-272-5909 and speak with a volunteer about Anchorage B&Bs and to help you plan your dream drip to Alaska! Be smart about hand washing and avoidance of touching surfaces such as hand rails, door handles, and other common areas - and certainly avoid touching your face. If you have symptoms or have possibly been exposed, think of yourself AND think of others. You may be fine but may be the carrier to someone who is not as fortunate. In essence - travel safely!