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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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The City of Unalaska is returning to its "high" coronavirus risk level after just two days at "medium," forcing schools to stick with hybrid in-person and remote classes and requiring municipal buildings to maintain limits on public access. 

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Alaska is leading the nation in vaccinations per capita. But compared to many other parts of the state, Unalaska's vaccine rollout seems to be moving slowly.

 

KUCB's Hope McKenney sat down with health officials from Iliuliuk Family and Health Services and the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association to discuss how the island's rollout is going and how recent changes in statewide eligibility guidelines could affect locals.

Courtesy of Tacho

Alaska women who live in rural and remote communities usually travel to city centers to give birth—against incredible geographical odds. COVID-19 has made a hard trip even more daunting.

A dramatic example of that is in Unalaska, where the only commuter airline went out of business during the pandemic. That is especially hard for pregnant women, who can't postpone appointments.

Courtesy Helena Buurman / Alaska Volcano Observatory

COVID-19 has hit another processing plant operated by fishing giant Trident Seafoods — this time aboard one of the corporation's massive factory trawlers, the Island Enterprise.

Trident announced Thursday five workers on the football field-length ship tested positive for the coronavirus after it arrived in the Aleutian port of Dutch Harbor for the winter fishing season. 

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