Yet another Alaska seafood processing plant has reported an outbreak of COVID-19, this time in a remote part of Kodiak Island.
OBI Seafoods announced 37 cases at its plant in Alitak, in the southern part of the island. The workers who tested positive are being moved to Anchorage for isolation, the company said in a statement Thursday.
“Because of the remote location of the plant and out of an abundance of caution, positive cases are being transported to Anchorage via safe transport where they will remain in isolation and in the care of our medical team,” the statement said.
An employee who was showing symptoms initially tested positive July 28, according to the company.
Employees who tested positive were isolated on the company’s property. Other employees who may have been in contact with those who tested positive were tested and quarantined, and the plant was closed temporarily for cleaning, the company said.