ALYESKA SEAFOODS

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City officials reported a new positive case of COVID-19 in Unalaska Friday, bringing the positive local case count to 98.

The individual who tested positive is a family member of an employee of Alyeska Seafoods, one of four fish processing plants in Unalaska.  

The city reports that the family member arrived in Unalaska on August 11, and in accordance with the company's COVID-19 mitigation plan, went immediately into quarantine. 

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In Unalaska, fish processors have joined forces with the city to create an isolation and quarantine facility, designed partly to serve the transient fishermen who pass through the town. According to the organizers, this model—a partnership between a city and a private company—might be unique in the country. 

 

The facility is in a two-story building at the edge of town, right behind the local Safeway. It's long, and grey, and looks, from the outside, like a standard company bunkhouse.  

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While Ravn Air Group is planning to restart daily commercial service on Thursday — 28 days after suspending it in the wake of a fatal plane crash — charter flights continue to operate between Unalaska and Anchorage.