They were tested on Monday, the result came back Thursday and that person is now in quarantine. It’s not clear who they came in contact with in the interim.
The total number of nonresident coronavirus cases now stands at 41. The majority of those have been seafood workers.
The two men are asymptomatic and were moved to isolation in Unalaska testing positive for the virus.
Dunleavy expressed concern that protests could spread COVID-19.
The Assembly discussed the emergency ordinance at meetings last week and on Monday, but was waiting on additional guidance on Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s statewide 14-day quarantine mandate, which is set to expire Friday.
Under the revised mandate, out-of-state travelers can choose between two alternatives to a 14-day quarantine.
So far, the state has recorded a total of 505 cases among residents, with 373 recoveries. There are 22 cases among nonresidents, 15 of them are seafood workers from out of state.
Alaska’s seafood industry sprawls across dozens of communities and thousands of miles of coastline. But one common theme is that this summer’s fishing season represents uncharted waters.
The Bristol Bay borough is the epicenter of fish processing during the short sockeye fishery, and its population grows exponentially as seafood workers and fishermen come to the region.
Alaska’s fishing industry was allocated $50 million in CARES Act funding in early May