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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 06/16/2020 at 10:30 a.m. 

Crew have tested negative for COVID-19 on the F/V Ocean Rover, an American Seafoods vessel that arrived in Unalaska late Sunday afternoon for summer pollock season.

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The Unalaska City Council adopted a new local COVID-19 mandate at its meeting June 9. The order is the same as the prior local order, except that it removed the quarantine exception for ferry day travelers and instituted penalty provisions for failing to adhere to mandate guidelines.

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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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As America's meat producers contend with thousands of COVID-19 cases among processing workers, seafood companies have drafted rigorous plans to ward off similar spread of the disease as their summer season looms in Alaska.