Having an employee be the first confirmed positive case of coronavirus in the Bristol Bay city of Dillingham, Alaska -- home to the world's most valuable wild salmon run -- has been "a difficult situation," said Trident Seafoods' Public Policy Director Shannon Carroll, but it shows that the quarantine system is functioning properly.

"While we're obviously disappointed in this news, we never expected we would be able to fully prevent all asymptomatic employees from entering our quarantine process," Carroll told listeners during a public conversation on local radio station KDLG.