Workers, many of whom come from out of the country, say they weren't informed of the extreme restrictions before they arrived.
A total of 37 people have tested positive for COVID-19 at the plant.
The cases were reported in a "remote area of the borough" and the alert level of the island remains at a 'green' status.
North Pacific Seafoods was sued for false imprisonment and failing to pay the workers, among other charges.
Health officials who investigated the case say it resulted from community spread — not from inside the plant.
The community has reported just two resident cases but council members expressed concern about limited healthcare capacity in the town of about 4,000.
Alaska's congressional delegation pushed for the changes.
Fish marketing experts are assessing how the rumors could affect Alaska salmon’s image in the world.
The Coast Guard will have a larger law enforcement presence in the bay this year. They will also practice social distancing and other protective measures while conducting vessel exmaniations.
Over 100 asymptomatic crew members tested positive on three of the seafood company's other factory trawlers.
Henry Mack, mayor of the 900-person town, said the individual is an employee at the huge Peter Pan Seafoods plant.
A Seattle fishing company has had more than 100 COVID-19 cases on its ships. They’re heading to Alaska this summer.
With Alaska's summer fishing season still gearing up, the industry has already been shaken by its first major outbreak. Last week, Seattle-based American Seafoods confirmed that 92 crew from its American Dynasty ship had tested positive for COVID-19 -- nearly three-fourths of 124 people onboard.
Unalaska officials have reported a third local case of COVID-19, after announcing the city's first two Wednesday.
The infected individuals were taken to Anchorage, where they are under a monitored quarantine.
After 85 people on an American Seafoods vessel tested positive, the company said it would test crew on its other vessels.
The City of Unalaska has confirmed its first local cases of COVID-19. Two seafood industry workers tested positive for the virus on Wednesday.
Hundreds of millions of dollars worth of fish are still available for harvest, and thousands of workers are set to arrive in coastal Alaska communities from Outside, where infection rates are much higher. But seafood companies, fishermen and local leaders say they’ve set up systems to limit the risk that the visitors could spread infection.
After a girl under the age of 10 reportedly tested positive in the Southwest Alaska village of Quinhagak, health officials now say that they believe that test result was incorrect.
Eighty-six crew members of an American Seafoods trawler have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a press release from the seafood company Sunday night. Nine tests are still outstanding.
Two individuals tested positive at Camai Health Center’s walk-up clinic, according to the health center’s announcement on May 29. These two will not be recorded as positive cases in the Bristol Bay Borough, because, the state said, "they are not local residents."
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