Canneries seek to prevent spread of COVID-19 from workers

Local canneries are in the beginning stages of developing a plan to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19 brought into town by cannery workers that will be hired for the upcoming fishing season.

“We have a tremendous responsibility to the communities that we bring workers into,” said a representative from Icicle Seafoods who asked not to be named.

The representative said Icicle Seafoods has been screening workers in the past, but the company has stepped up their procedures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Icicle Seafoods is following guidelines from Centers for Disease Control and Preventi...


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