City of Seward COVID-19 News and Information

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Community Situation Report for March 18, 2020

Post Date:03/18/2020 5:00 PM
March 18, 2020

This Community Situation Report is intended to keep the community of Seward updated and aware of resources available to them while being challenged with restrictions placed upon them due to the Coronavirus.

Providence Hospital • Providence Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is stood up and is working in cooperation with the city’s EOC
• Use the online self-assessment tool found at if you have any healthcare concerns
• Call ahead if you need to visit at 224-5205

Seward Community Health Center • Front doors are locked; call ahead if you need to visit at 224-2273
• Non-essential appointments may be delayed for some patients

Seaview Community Services • Open and providing essential services
• Working on more tele-access capabilities for clients

Alaska Railroad • Passenger trains between Anchorage and Fairbanks are not running
• Freight trains are operating normally
• Any events scheduled in the cruise ship terminal have been cancelled

AVTEC • Closed for students and the public

Chamber of Commerce • Working closely with the Small Business Association to find aide for small businesses that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19

Seward Prevention Coalition • Have resources and support available for anyone related to childcare, depression, stress, abuse, etc. during these troubling times
• Contact them via email at 

Post Office • Open for business as usual
• Increased cleaning protocols are being observed

Fire & Police Departments • Encouraging everyone to take this health risk seriously

He Will Provide Food Shelter • Will be open tomorrow as usual from 3-6 pm
• Clients will receive a pre-filled bag of food outside the facility; no public entry to the facility; clients may notice a shift to receiving more staples than previously
• Volunteer staff is being reduced to the bare minimum in order to protect workers
• Experiencing no interruption in the food supply chain at this time
• Questions or concerns contact President Mike Little at 769-1395

Safeway • Open for business as usual
• Receiving daily shipments
• Experiencing no interruption the supply chain at this time
• Toilet paper coming in on barge tomorrow
• Special shopping time reserved for elders, pregnant women, and compromised immune system individuals from 7-9 am on Tuesdays & Thursdays

Pharmacy at Safeway • Normal operating hours, Mon-Sat 9 am – 7 pm
• Receiving daily shipments
• Prescription by mail is available
• Prescription delivery is available; requests received by 1 pm will be delivered the same day
• Call the pharmacy at 224-6960 to sign up

Seward Marketplace • Open for business as usual
• Trying hard to work on getting more bulk supplies; are experiencing some limitations in order deliveries

Alaska Waste • Normal operations

This is the first Community Situation Report being distributed. If you want to have an update on any location not listed here, please send an email to and we’ll include them in the next report. Reports will be sent on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons until no longer needed.
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City of Seward COVID-19 Response

The City of Seward officially declared a Public Health Emergency at a Level III Incident in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 17, 2020.  All non-essential personnel were instructed to go home to work remotely and all City offices, with the exception of the Police Department window in City Hall, were closed to the public until April 24, 2020, or until otherwise determined.  Essential staff continue to work and emergency services will still be provided as needed. 

The City of Seward thanks the community for coming together under these unprecedented circumstances and asks everyone to strictly comply with State mandates in order to slow the spread of the highly infectious COVID-19 in Seward.  Protect yourself; protect your community! 

City Public Information Line:  Call 907-224-4015 for more information or to ask questions.  Messages will be responded to.


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