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One of the largest seafood processing plants in the world remains closed and locked down after a COVID-19 outbreak grew by 20 employees who tested positive for the virus Friday, according to company officials.

Unalaska's largest seafood processing plant, UniSea, tested 475 employees over the past few days after a number of workers tested positive in early January, said UniSea President Tom Enlow. 

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As the city contends with potential widespread exposure to the coronavirus, Unalaska's schools have begun to determine if and how they will provide in-person learning opportunities to students.

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Unalaska's city-run facilities — including the public library and swimming pool — will temporarily close beginning Friday. That's after city officials raised Unalaska's coronavirus alert level back to "high" after three more people tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday.

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UniSea is under partial lockdown and has shut down all non-essential work after four employees of the processing plant tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday. 

Four "non-quarantined" individuals complained of not feeling well and were taken to the Iliuliuk Family and Health Services clinic where they tested positive, according to UniSea President and CEO Tom Enlow.

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Unalaska lifted its 'hunker down' order Wednesday, allowing Unalaskans to once again go into public and congregate in groups of more than 10 people. It also allows bars and restaurants to reopen to limited dine-in service at 50 percent capacity. 

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