Caroline Lester, KUCB - Unalaska
Managers decided that keeping workers on the island would help prevent new arrivals - many of whom come from other countries - from bringing in the coronavirus.
The clinic, which serves up to 15,000 people, says it has about six months of reserves left despite cost-cutting efforts.
The company sent out a letter asking customers to tag the president, treasury secretary, and Fox News asking for a change in federal rules that would allow Ravn to receive federal stimulus money.
State is allowing Bering Sea fishermen to quarantine on boats. A similar plan from an oil company was denied.
Out-of-state fishing industry workers are supposed to quarantine in their home communities before coming to Alaska, and again once they get on their vessels. But some worry that they could get exposed during air travel to the remote fishing communities.
Alaska Air and other carriers are working with the Department of Transportation to ensure that communities around the state continue to receive air service after Ravn's decision to shut down operations.
On Friday, representatives of RavnAir Group said that there would be four flights per week to the Aleutian fishing town. On Sunday, the company said it would lay off all staff.
It may not be the most prominent item in the news cycle, but Gov. Mike Dunleavy is still facing a statewide recall.
Akutan, a village of some 100 people, lies 35 miles east of Unalaska. It also boasts the largest seafood processing plant in North America. The Trident-operated plant hosts 1,400 employees a half-mile walk from the rest of the town.