The City of Wrangell could pay for COVID-19 testing for Sea Level’s fish plant workers. The Assembly will review a proposal Wednesday to authorize $60,000 towards multiple tests for around 50 seafood processing workers.
About half of those workers are from out-of-state, the fish processing plant manager says. A city memo says it would test plant workers six times between now and the end of October.
A COVID-19 plan obtained by KSTK says Sea Level’s seasonal workers would quarantine for 14 days before mixing with other employees. But it leaves open the possibility of a shorter quarantine for workers arriving later in the season.
The city says it wants to draft an agreement with the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium to conduct tests. The funds would be drawn from Wrangell’s share of federal CARES Act stimulus money.