25 American Seafoods employees test positive for COVID-19

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The Whatcom County Health Department has reported that 25 crew members on two American Seafoods vessels docked in Washington state tested positive for the coronavirus. The Bellingham Herald reported Thursday that fishery company American Seafoods announced crew members on the American Triumph and the Northern Jaeger were being tested for COVID-19 as a precaution after docking in Bellingham to offload product Wednesday. Health officials say the crew members will be isolated at the county’s quarantine facility in Bellingham. The announcement came less than a week after the company said 86 crew members on a separate commercial fishing vessel tested positive for COVID-19.