Large, separate outbreaks of COVID-19 in the seafood industry over the past month linked to companies such as American Seafoods and Cooke's OBI Seafoods have put increased focus on the industry's role in rising coronavirus cases documented in the state.

The new outbreaks come with “high attack rates” and a harder-to-contain demographic, reports the Anchorage Daily News, which says workers are now testing positive outside of quarantine periods.