For Immediate Release Release # CV-30
July 27, 2020
City of Seward Report Two New COVID-19 Cases &
Delivers Update On OBI Seafoods
Seward, Alaska – Today, the City of Seward is reporting that there were two new cases of COVID-19 reported over the weekend for all healthcare facilities in Seward.
Update on OBI Seafoods
Last Friday, OBI Seafoods in Seward reported that all employees who tested negative would be re-tested every three days until no additional positive cases were identified, and that all employees who tested negative remained under quarantine. As a result of that aggressive re-testing regimen, today OBI Seafoods is reporting they identified 45 additional positive cases over the weekend. The company transported 43 of those individuals to Anchorage over the weekend, while two local employees have remained in Seward for isolation and treatment under company provided medical care.
Another round of testing was administered today, per the re-testing protocols and in the continuing effort to mitigate the spread throughout the employee base. The results of those tests will be known in the coming days. The next round of re-testing will occur on Thursday.
OBI now has an additional medical provider in Seward to monitor the total of 11 local positive cases that remain in the community, in addition to the on-site EMT who is monitoring the close contacts in company housing.