City of Seward COVID-19 News and Information

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City of Seward Harbor Public Notice

Post Date:03/26/2020 3:00 PM

City of Seward Harbor

**COVID-19 Health Alert for Travelers**

Health Mandate 10.1 – International and Interstate Travel – Order for Self-Quarantine


REQUIRED 14-Day Self-Quarantine

ALL people arriving in Alaska, whether resident, worker, or visitor, are required to self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor for illness.  Arriving residents and workers in self-quarantine should work from home unless you support critical infrastructure


Pursuant to the Governor’s declaration, the State of Alaska hereby orders the following.  Upon arrival in any community in Alaska from another state or nation, you must:


  1. Stay on your vessel or proceed directly from your vessel to your designated quarantine location, which is the location identified and affirmed by you on the mandatory State of Alaska Travel Declaration Form.
    • If you are a resident, your designated quarantine location is your vessel or residence.
    • If you are a visitor or worker, your designated quarantine location is your vessel, hotel room, or rented lodging.
  2. Remain in your designated quarantine location for a period of 14 days, or the duration of your stay in Alaska, whichever is shorter.
    • You may leave your designated quarantine location only for medical emergencies or to seek medical care.
    • Do not visit any public spaces including but not limited to: meeting rooms, fitness centers, or restaurants.
    • Do not allow visitors in or out of your designated quarantine location other than a physician, healthcare provider, or individual authorized to enter the designated quarantine location by Unified Command.
    • Comply with all rules or protocols related to your quarantine as set forth by your hotel or rented lodging.
    • If you are required to self-quarantine and there are other individuals on your vessel or in your residence, hotel room, or rented lodging, you are required to comply with social distancing guidelines.

This mandate supersedes any local government travel restrictions

The failure to follow this order is punishable by a fine of up to $25,000, imprisonment of not more than a year, or both pursuant to Alaska Statute 12.55.035 and Alaska Statute 12.55.135


Contact the Seward Harbormaster on VHF Channel 17 or phone 907-224-3138 for further direction, information, or questions.


State of Alaska COVID-19 Health Alert 009 | Effective 12:01 AM March 25, 2020

Visit the State of Alaska’s COVID-19 website at for more information

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City of Seward COVID-19 Response

A Community Message from Seward City Manager Scott Meszaros

The City of Seward is adopting the phase-in plan for reopening the State of Alaska and its individual communities.  Beginning April 24, 2020, the State of Alaska begins phase 1-A of its “Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan.”  The terms of this plan and its impact on Seward businesses can be found in State of Alaska Public Health Mandate 16, which is posted on the City website at [see below].

As many Seward businesses move towards opened doors this weekend, please remember that our community remains vulnerable to COVID-19 and we must all continue to do our part to reduce the risk of infection among Seward’s residents and its visitors. 

In preparation for the City’s own reopening of public facilities and City offices, the City extended public facility closures until May 3, 2020. The City administration and staff will be working diligently to develop a responsible reopening plan for City offices before May 3rd. The purpose of such a plan will be to ensure the public health and safety when entering City-owned and operated facilities, as well as to protect City employees from COVID-19 exposure. 

While the City of Seward remains optimistic about the State of Alaska’s “Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan,” we will continue to diligently monitor the progression of COVID-19 within Seward and the social distancing and other measures necessary to combat it.  I would also like to express my sincere gratitude on behalf of the City to all the businesses who have submitted mutual aid agreements and/or posted business protocols and measures on their entrances.  Your collaboration and excellent corporate citizenship are essential during these difficult times. 

Thank you for keeping our residents and visitors safe.

Scott W. Meszaros, CM, CMC

Seward City Manager


City Public Information Line

Call 907-224-4015 for more information or to ask questions.  Messages will be responded to.


City of Seward COVID-19 Emergency Documents



All State COVID-19 Health Mandates issues by the Governor can be found at:


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Seward Harbor and Travel Related STATE Health Mandates
STATE Health Mandate 017 – Independent Commercial Fishing Vessels
STATE Health Mandate 016 – Charter Fishing Vessels
Concerned You Have COVID-19?
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