City of Unalaska

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Global protests continue as communities rally against the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and countless other black Americans before him. 

On May 25, Floyd was killed by a white police officer who knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes while he was handcuffed face down in the street. 

Hundreds of Alaskans turned out around the state in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. In Unalaska, over 100 community members gathered downtown last week to show support. 

 

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Updated 06/10/2020 at 9 p.m. 

 

Officials announced four more positive cases of COVID-19 at Icicle Seafoods Wednesday. 

 

The positives add to three previous local cases already confirmed among employees at the seafood company, whose sole plant in Unalaska is a floating processing ship called the Northern Victor. 

 

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Updated 06/07/2020 at 10 a.m.   

The Tustumena's sailing from Unalaska to the mainland was canceled Saturday after a crew member tested positive for COVID-19 after the state ferry's arrival from Homer. 

 

That's according to state Department of Transportation officials that said a crew member developed mild symptoms including a runny nose, cough, and body aches, but they did not have a fever during the voyage along the Aleutian Chain. 

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Two North Pacific and Bering Sea trawlers have reported COVID-19 among more than two dozen crew members. That's a tally of more than 100 people on different open ocean fishing vessels that have tested positive for the virus in recent days. 

The American Seafoods ships are currently moored in Bellingham, Washington, and are expected to depart for their home port of Seattle on Saturday, company spokesperson Suzanne Lagoni said Friday. 

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Updated 6/4/20 at 8 p.m.

Unalaska officials have reported a third local case of COVID-19, after announcing the city's first two Wednesday.

The three cases are employees of Icicle Seafoods, and they've been in quarantine since arriving on private charter planes a week ago, said City Manager Erin Reinders.

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