Whistleblowers leaked documents to them showing that Department of Labor commissioner Tamika Ledbetter blocked about $450,000 in fines that her agency’s inspectors wanted to levy against Copper River Seafoods.
September 12 marks six months since Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced Alaska’s first known case of COVID-19. We thought now was a good time to pause and take stock of where we are — and to look back on how we got here.
Starting Friday at noon, bars and gyms will be limited to half capacity and indoor group gatherings must be kept to fewer than 50 people.
A total of 61 people who work at the processing facility have tested positive since the outbreak was discovered.
Juneau seafood processor says they didn’t count on community spread
With cases rising in Alaska, seafood companies must now work to keep residents from infecting seasonal workers.
In Bristol Bay, the seafood industry has succeeded in keeping its seasonal workers and fishermen from infecting Alaska residents.
State health officials are reporting they’ve identified 109 new cases statewide, including 92 residents and 17 non-residents. There were no new deaths.
The outbreak at Alaska Glacier Seafoods and another on board a factory fishing vessel that docked in Unalaska are causing the number of COVID-19 cases in Alaska to soar.
Outbreak at Juneau seafood plant continues to grow with 26 new cases identified among employees.