Trident Seafoods' processing plant in remote Akutan, Alaska, is implementing new measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus from fishing vessels and within the plant itself.
The new measures include requiring crews delivering to the plant to remain on their boats, a hiring freeze at the plant and a ban on current employees visiting the town, the local news site KUCB reports.
Akutan numbers around 100 people and lies 35 miles east of Unalaska. Trident's plant sits about half a mile away. With more than 1,400 company-housed employees during peak seasons, the Akutan plant sustains a year-round, multi-species frozen seafood operation capable of processing more than 3 million pounds of raw fish per day, according to Trident.