Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - 21 workers at Alaska Glacier Seafoods received positive test results for COVID-19 on Saturday, with three of them Juneau residents.
CBJ Officials said the employees of Alaska Glacier Seafoods are all in isolation and contact investigations are ongoing.
CBJ tested about 100 employees on July 22 and the results of 40 tests are still pending.
The company has had 61 cases since July 14. They stemmed from an employee who contracted the virus through community spread. 12 of these cases are of Juneau residents.
Since July 14 Juneau has reported an additional 16 positive tests. They were attributed to a mix of community spread, travel, both in and out of state and secondary transmission.
“It is paramount that community members remain vigilant in slowing the spread of COVID-19. When you keep at least six feet away from non-family members, wear a mask, wash your hands frequently, and stay home when you’re sick, you’re not just limiting your own risk, you’re helping to protect the whole community. We need everyone to be doing their part,” CBJ Emergency Operations Center Incident Commander Mila Cosgrove said.
TheCBJ is reporting the 21 new cases ahead of the state. The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services will likely be reporting these cases in the coming days. Cumulatively, Juneau has had 77 residents test positive for COVID-19 since March. Of those, 20 cases are active and 55 have recovered. A total of 58 nonresidents have tested positive for COVID-19 in Juneau; 47 of these cases are still active.