Single Positive Case of COVID Found as OBI Conducts Preseason Testing at Petersburg Plant
Petersburg, AK — Yesterday, after testing all incoming employees for the crab season, OBI Seafoods confirmed one positive case of COVID-19. The company hired a completely local workforce of Petersburg residents for the 2021 tanner and golden king crab fishery, which begins February 17.
The employee who tested positive is asymptomatic and was immediately isolated. Contact tracing was done to identify others for additional testing and quarantine.
OBI is working closely with the Petersburg Emergency Operations Center, the local medical team, and Public Health to identify ...
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