covid-19

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RavnAir Group will continue serving Unalaska, with four scheduled flights a week, even as the coronavirus pandemic has forced it to end service to all but a handful of its 115 communities. 

"At this time, RavnAir Group intends to continue flights four times a week to Unalaska, with the potential for charter flights," Deb Reinwand, a RavnAir spokesperson, said in an emailed statement. 

The news comes after 24 hours of confusion about RavnAir's plans for Unalaska and Dutch Harbor, one of the country's biggest fishing ports.

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Local students and teachers will now have free wifi while schools transition to home-based education amid coronavirus concerns.

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy's most recent Covid-19 health mandate has very specific instructions for travel. 

All in-state travel is prohibited, unless "travel is to support critical infrastructure, or for critical personal needs." Critical infrastructure includes essential businesses. 

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On Friday, President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion economic relief plan into law—the largest stimulus ever passed in the United States. 

 

The package has many different allocations in it, including $10 billion set aside for the country's native population. More than $1 billion will go to the Indian Health Service. Another billion will go towards public health, housing, and nutrition programs. 

 

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As Alaska braces for an increase in coronavirus patients, Unalaska's processing industry is adjusting to the new norms. There are four major processing plants currently operating in Unalaska: UniSea, Westward Seafoods Incorporated (WSI), Alyeska Seafoods Incorporated (ASI), and Icicle Seafoods. 

 

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