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COVID-19 webinar: Federal and State guidance and mandates for the Alaskan commercial fishing and seafood processing industries
April 28, 2021, 12:00 pm–2:00 pm AKDT
As Alaska gears up for another fishing season in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Alaska Sea Grant is assisting seafood processors and commercial fishing operations with accessing and understanding current safety operations guidance and mandates.
This webinar will feature presentations from the CDC/NIOSH, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, and the State of Alaska COVID-19 Unified Command. The event will include the most up-to-date science and guidelines, which have changed since the summer of 2020.
CDC/NIOSH will present current guidance for land-based seafood processors. Topics addressed will include
- review of the CDC’s federal guidelines related to workplace safety
- close-contact workplace safety and how to remain safe when you must work less than 6 feet apart
- control measures such as elimination, engineering, work policies/procedures, vaccinations, and the proper use of PPE
- the science of vaccines and why vaccinations are important for people who are working in close quarters who can’t socially distance
The Department of Health and Social Services, and State of Alaska COVID-19 Unified Command will focus their presentations on workplace measures to promote safety, vaccine availability, how to schedule an appointment to receive a vaccine in Alaska, and any current statewide health or travel mandates. State mandates and vaccine availability have changed since the summer of 2020.
Registration is required to attend the webinar.
There will be limited time for questions at the end of the webinar. Registrants are encouraged to submit questions in advance during the registration process. This will enable the presenters to address questions during their presentations.
For additional information about managing COVID-19 risk, including state and federal guidance and how to apply for relief, visit Alaska Sea Grant’s COVID-19 resources.
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