Fairbanks recycling facility closed until further notice due to COVID exposure
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) -Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Fairbanks North Star Borough’s Central Recycling Facility located on 1855 Marika Road is closed until further notice. The facility closed unexpectedly due to a confirmed positive COVID-19 test of a contract worker.
Based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) cleaning and quarantine guidelines, the Central Recycling Facility is not expected to re-open sooner than July 25th. Public Health will interview the affected individual and if they identify a close contact that person will be notified.
As a reminder, according to the CDC, “close contact to a confirmed case” is defined as someone who has been within six feet for fifteen minutes or longer.
FNSB strongly encourages all members of our community to take personal responsibility for their well being by wearing a cloth face covering or mask every time they are out in the public, maintain physical distance of 6 feet or more when in a public space such as the grocery store, practice diligent hand and face hygiene, and to extremely limit your exposure to large groups of people outside of your “bubble”.
The following resources are available for additional information:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
State of Alaska – Department of Health and Social Services: https://covid19.alaska.gov/
Foundation Health Partners: https://www.foundationhealth.org/fhp_home/covid_19~2
Fairbanks Public Health Center: 452-1776
City of Fairbanks: https://www.fairbanksalaska.us/mayor/page/cares-act-relief-funds
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District: https://www.k12northstar.org/
Borough employees and the public will be kept informed on this matter as the circumstances change.
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