CITY COUNCIL

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Unalaska's City Council voted at a Tuesday meeting not to implement any new health restrictions, despite a recent incident of potential widespread COVID-19 exposure at a local bar.

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Ounalashka Corp./Chena Power, LLC (OCCP) will have an extra year to obtain funding for their geothermal power project at Makushin Volcano. 

The Unalaska City Council voted 4 to 1 in favor of pushing the deadline to June of next year at a special meeting Tuesday night.

"The proposed amendment shifts some of the deadlines, but really does not change the underlying agreement," said City Manager Erin Reinders.

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Unalaska city officials have eased some of the island's health mandates designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, based on updated CDC and state guidance. 

City councilors voted unanimously on Tuesday evening to remove the three-month window exempting fully vaccinated people from the local traveler quarantine. That means fully vaccinated people will no longer need to self-quarantine following travel to Unalaska.

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City officials eased some of the island's health mandates designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 Wednesday, just as Unalaska approaches its one-year anniversary of life under a local state of emergency. 

The City Council eliminated the size restrictions on indoor public gatherings in a unanimous vote at a special noon meeting. 

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