56 workers at Anchorage seafood processing plant test positive for COVID-19 – Anchorage Daily News

Fifty-six workers at the Copper River Seafoods processing plant in Anchorage have actually checked positive for COVID-19, the Anchorage Health Department said in a statement Friday night, marking the newest break out within Alaskas seafood industry. The Anchorage Health Department and state Department of Health and Social Services Section of Epidemiology are working to perform contact tracing. Those who tested positive were told to follow procedures for seclusion developed by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the city health department said. Health authorities have instructed them and family members of those who check positive– all thought about close contacts– to follow guidelines for quarantine and self-monitoring from the CDC, according to the city health department. “Anyone who feels even slightly ill is motivated to get checked,” the city health department said.

Fifty-six employees at the Copper River Seafoods processing plant in Anchorage have actually checked favorable for COVID-19, the Anchorage Health Department said in a declaration Friday night, marking the most current outbreak within Alaskas seafood market. The Anchorage Health Department and state Department of Health and Social Services Section of Epidemiology are working to perform contact tracing. Health officials have actually instructed them and home members of those who check positive– all considered close contacts– to follow guidelines for quarantine and self-monitoring from the CDC, according to the city health department.

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