City of Seward COVID-19 News and Information

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Community Situation Report for March 20, 2020

Post Date:03/20/2020 4:00 PM
** Please note: Safeway Grocery & Pharmacy are updating their hours of operation **

March 20, 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.

Public Health • Closely monitoring the Seward positive test situation

Providence Hospital • Adhere to CDC guidelines and State mandates
• 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 • Travelers from Zone 3 areas need to self-quarantine if showing any symptoms
• Front doors are locked; call ahead if you need to visit at 224-2273
• Some appointments may be delayed or rescheduled for some patients

Seaview Community Services • Fully converted outpatient services to telehealth; can provide telehealth services via telephone or video
• Continuing to fully serve clients; accepting new clients
• Full operations running; observing CDC guidelines

Alaska Railroad • Passenger trains between Anchorage and Fairbanks are not running; freight trains are operating normally

AVTEC • Closed for students and the public
• Buildings are locked; call 24-6159 to make an appointment
• Staff is preparing to transition to telecommuting when given the order

Chamber of Commerce • Contact directly at 224-8051 with questions about your business

Seward Prevention Coalition • Contact them via email at 

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

Fire Department • Sign up to receive Alert and Advisory messages by texting the zip code 99664 to the number 888777

Police Department • Thank you to the businesses that are cooperating with the State mandates to close in-person dine in and bar services

He Will Provide Food Shelter • Open Thursdays from 3-6 pm; pre-filled bags of food being delivered outside the facility; clients may notice a shift to receiving more staples than previously
• Questions or concerns contact President Mike Little at 769-1395

Safeway • Starting tonight, hours of operation will change: Close at 10 pm and Open at 6 am
• Working on getting additional rice and bean supplies from other suppliers; no interruptions to receiving other supplies
• 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
• Adding special Pharmacy hours on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7-9 am to coincide with Safeway’s special shopping reserved hours
• Receiving daily shipments
• Prescription delivery is available; requests received by 1 pm will be delivered the same day; call 224-6960 to sign up

Seward Marketplace • Open for business as usual
• Received 2nd delivery this week today, including toilet paper and paper towels

Alaska Waste • Normal operations

American Legion • Call Mike Calhoon at 224-5440 for info

Kenai Fjords National Park • Washington Street building is closed to visitors
• Employees are telecommuting; some staff at Washington Street location
• Call 422-0500 for information

Senior Center • Delivered 60 Meals On Wheels today; anticipate that to grow to 100 next week
• Individuals over 60 years old can call 224-5604 to sign up
• Experiencing no concerns over food supplies at this time
• Working on establishing a drive-up meal delivery service
• Working on establishing personal grocery shopping services

Michael Moriarty, DDS • Monday – Thursday office is limited to on-call emergency services only
• Front door is locked; no walk-ins
• Call 224-3071 for an appointment (call 362-3456 after 5 pm)

KPB School District • Expecting to resume meal service on Monday

Boys & Girls Club • Serving bag lunches daily from 12-3 pm on alley side of Teen & Youth Center (TYC)

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.

If you wish to sign up for the City Clerk’s email distribution list, send an email request to 

For more information

Alaska Dept. Health & Social Services

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Governor Dunleavy Mandates               

City of Seward                                     
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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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