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Seward Press Release #10: Seward Reports Six New Positive Cases

Post Date:06/29/2020 5:18 PM

PRESS RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                         Release # CV-10

June 29, 2020

 

City of Seward Reports 6 New Positive COVID-19 Cases

 

Seward, Alaska – Today, the City of Seward is reporting six (6) new positive cases of COVID-19 in local residents. The six positives were all from tests performed by the Seward Community Health Center; four were administered between Thursday and Saturday last week, and two were “rapid” tests administered today. The majority of the tests performed last week by Glacier Family Medicine have yielded negative results; only a handful of those test results are still pending.

 

Residents are strongly encouraged to take measures to protect their health by closely adhering to the guidelines provided by the CDC and Alaska Department of Health and Social Services:

  • Wear a face covering
  • Practice good hygiene
  • Stay at least six feet away from non-household members
  • Stay home if you are sick and contact your healthcare provider
  • Keep your “bubble” small

 

Testing is available at the following locations:

  • Providence Seward – call 224-5205
  • Seward Community Health Center – call 224-2273
  • Glacier Family Medicine – call 224-8733

 

The Seward Community Health Center, located at 417 First Avenue, will be providing targeted COVID-19 testing from June 30 – July 2 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

 

Glacier Family Medicine is providing testing to all interested persons Monday-Thursday of the week of June 29 (Closed July 3rd for Independence Day) by appointment only.

 

Additional information can be found at www.covid19.alaska.gov.

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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 www.cityofseward.us [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

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View all State COVID-19 Health Mandates at:  covid19.alaska.gov/health-mandates


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Seward Harbor and Travel Related STATE Mandates
STATE Mandate 017 - Independent Commercial Fishing Vessels
STATE Reopening Guidance - Charter Fishing Vessels
STATE Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan
Concerned You Have COVID-19?
COVID-19 Information Sources
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Coping with the COVID-19 Situation