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Seward Press Release #13: Seward Reports 4 New Positive COVID-19 Cases & New City Regulations

Post Date:07/02/2020 5:20 PM



For Immediate Release                                                                                         Release # CV-13

July 2, 2020


City of Seward Reports Four New Positive COVID-19 Test Results &

New City Regulations


Seward, Alaska – Today, the City of Seward is reporting four (4) new positive COVID-19 test results from testing performed by the Seward Community Health Center and Providence Seward. Glacier Family Medicine Clinic reported zero positives today.


There have been a total of 35 positive test results reported out of Seward testing facilities since the beginning of this pandemic. Of those, 31 new positives have been reported in one week since June 26, 2020.


In addition, the Seward City Council enacted Emergency Ordinance 2020-008, adopting temporary regulations affecting facial coverings, campgrounds, large gatherings, and retail and service providers. The regulations went into effect today and will remain in effect for 30 days.


The ordinance is available on the city’s website at:

and also at:


Testing may be suspended at some locations due to the Independence Day holiday, so please call to confirm availability. Testing locations in Seward include:

  • Providence Seward – call 224-5205
  • Seward Community Health Center – call 224-2273
  • Glacier Family Medicine – call 224-8733
  • North Star Health Clinic – call 224-3490



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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


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City of Seward COVID-19 Emergency Documents


View all State COVID-19 Health Mandates at:

Click on the bars below to drop down more information about each topic.

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
211 Information
Coping with the COVID-19 Situation