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7 Fully Vaccinated People Test Positive for COVID-19 on UnCruise Ship Sailing in Southeast Alaska | Alaska Public

Wilderness Explorer with Kayaks

Seven fully-vaccinated people aboard a small cruise ship that docked in Ketchikan over the weekend have tested positive for COVID-19.

In response, the ship’s operator UnCruise canceled a sailing over this past weekend.

The 74-passenger Wilderness Explorer had sailed to Juneau from Ketchikan Monday evening.

Assistant city manager Robert Barr said at least some of the positive people were planning to isolate in Juneau hotels.

“We’ve been working with UnCruise to make sure all that isolation is happening per public health guidance, to make sure that the case activities stays contained to those individuals until they’re done with their isolation period,” he said.

Juneau officials said risk to the community is minimal.

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