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N.S. Health Screening
North Slope Health Screening & Travel Update
As previously announced, all workers travelling to Prudhoe Bay from Anchorage or Fairbanks will undergo a pre-travel health screening at the airport. You will be issued proof of screening (wristband or pocket card), which you will be required to present when you transit between North Slope operation areas. The screening will require additional time at the airport, so please plan accordingly.
Additionally, effective immediately, all workers who are currently on the North Slope, including truck drivers and other service providers who travel between Oil Search North Slope operation area and other operation areas, will need to be screened as well. Anyone currently in Deadhorse, or just arriving into Deadhorse, should be screened at the Deadhorse Aviation Center (DAC):
· Located on the west end of the Deadhorse Airport, 500 First Street
· Park on the gravel pad on the west side of the building; do not park in the main thoroughfare (First Street)
· Enter through the main entrance and take an immediate right into the Fairweather Clinic
· Call the clinic directly if you have questions - 907-685-1777
If you are currently within an OSA operations area, but your role takes you to other parts of the North Slope, you will need to be screened at any of the following locations:
There will be medical screening staff at the clinics to confirm your eligibility to proceed between Oil Search and other operation areas. You will be asked a few basic questions concerning your health and have your temperature taken. Please note, you will NOT be allowed access under the following circumstances:
Upon passing the screening, personnel will be given proof of screening that may be requested at any of the field guard shacks, including Milne Point, 1B, CPF1, ENI and Prudhoe Bay. If personnel arrive at a guard shack without proof of screening, access may be denied.
Any worker currently on the North Slope who is experiencing symptoms of illness (including fever combined cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, or nasal congestion) should self-quarantine in their room immediately. Notify your supervisor and contact the clinic closest to you. The clinic will make arrangements to conduct a safe assessment and determine the best path forward to help ensure your health and comfort, as well as the health and wellness of your colleagues.
Key Links - COVID-19 Updates
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
World Health Organization (WHO)
State of Alaska
Municipality of Anchorage