ICICLE SEAFOODS

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The city warned Unalaskans Thursday of possible transmission of the coronavirus between seafood industry workers and the larger Unalaska community. 

"The community is most definitely at a high local risk factor for COVID-19, in fact, more serious than at any time since the start of the pandemic," the city said in a statement. "The vaccine provides hope, but vaccine supply has limited our ability to vaccinate everyone who wants to receive it." 

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City officials announced Thursday that another person in Unalaska tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of positive local cases to nine. 

The individual who tested positive is an employee of Icicle Seafoods and has been in quarantine since arriving on the island June 25.

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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 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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In Unalaska, fish processors have joined forces with the city to create an isolation and quarantine facility, designed partly to serve the transient fishermen who pass through the town. According to the organizers, this model—a partnership between a city and a private company—might be unique in the country. 

 

The facility is in a two-story building at the edge of town, right behind the local Safeway. It's long, and grey, and looks, from the outside, like a standard company bunkhouse.  

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