City of Unalaska

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Unalaska's Parks, Culture, and Recreation Center held its first ever virtual Summer Solstice Run this year.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the PCR's events this spring and summer have been either cancelled or drastically changed in order to observe local and statewide health mandates that require social distancing.

The Summer Solstice Run, which would normally happen in just a few hours, took place over the span of a week, and participants were asked to submit proof of time and participation virtually.

 

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More than half of the City of Unalaska's tsunami sirens aren't functioning, according to city officials.

The city tested its tsunami sirens, which were purchased in 1996, on Wednesday. Three out of seven worked. 

Following a number of earthquakes near Makushin Volcano earlier in the week — which prompted the Alaska Volcano Observatory to increase the volcano's alert level to "advisory" — local concern about Unalaska's emergency preparedness has been elevated.

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Businesses and nonprofits in Unalaska can now apply for aid from the city's share of CARES Act funding.

The City of Unalaska is slated to receive over $13 million in funds from the federal CARES Act, which is aimed at assisting local communities, businesses, and nonprofit organizations that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Updated 06/16/2020 at 10:30 a.m. 

Crew have tested negative for COVID-19 on the F/V Ocean Rover, an American Seafoods vessel that arrived in Unalaska late Sunday afternoon for summer pollock season.

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The Unalaska City Council adopted a new local COVID-19 mandate at its meeting June 9. The order is the same as the prior local order, except that it removed the quarantine exception for ferry day travelers and instituted penalty provisions for failing to adhere to mandate guidelines.

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