In the course of the outbreak, 45% of Trident’s 700-person workforce ultimately tested positive for the virus, company officials said Monday.
Three out of four of Unalaska’s fish processing plants, including Alyeska, don’t operate as closed campuses, and many employees have families who live or work in the community.
Trident has said the vessel is a total loss, according to multiple news outlets.
At Unalaska’s Tom Madsen Airport, temperatures haven’t dropped below freezing yet this month. And in Cold Bay, the average temperature is running more than eight degrees Fahrenheit above normal.
A related study of harbor seals in the Aleutians found a similar decline over a three-year period, with an average decrease of about 10% of their weight.
Alaska women who live in rural and remote communities usually travel to city centers to give birth against incredible geographical odds. COVID-19 can make a hard trip longer and lonelier.
Indian Health Services has allocated 1,100 doses of the Moderna vaccine to the region, to date. Seven hundred have arrived, and 400 are still on the way.
This will be the first modern Coast Guard cutter named for an enlisted member of the Revenue Cutter Service.
Health care professionals and moms say COVID-19 ratcheted up the anxiety factor of third trimester travel. Then in April, the airline that served the Aleutians with daily flights went under.
The reopening is a bright spot for the Bering Sea fishing industry, which has been hampered by COVID-19 outbreaks at multiple boats and onshore plants.