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

Anyone arriving in any Alaskan community, no matter where he or she came from, must quarantine for 14 days. That holds true for everyone, whether they're coming from Anchorage, Akutan, or Alabama.  

But there is an exception: if they're considered part of an essential business.

 

 

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

 

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. 

 

Alaska Earthquake Center

A magnitude-4.7 earthquake hit the Fox Islands early Monday morning and was felt in Unalaska.

 

According to the Alaska Earthquake Center (AEC), at 12:21 a.m. an earthquake at a depth of about 53 miles hit 26 miles southeast of Unalaska. 

Natalia Ruppert, a seismologist with the AEC, said the quake was not unusual for the region.

 

"Last night's M4.7 occurred within a known source of earthquake activity," said Ruppert.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

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. 

 

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

 

The City of Unalaska passed a "hunker down" order that took effect at 12:01 Wednesday morning. The order reads that all non-critical businesses must close, and that Unalaskans should stay at home as much as possible due to the global coronavirus pandemic. 

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