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Seward Community Situation Report for March 23, 2020

Post Date:03/23/2020 3:30 PM

City of Seward

COMMUNITY SITUATION REPORT

March 23, 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

  • Working closely with Seward’s healthcare facilities

 

 

Providence Hospital

  • Adhere to CDC guidelines and State mandates
  • Use the online self-assessment tool found at www.providence.org if you have any healthcare concerns
  • Call ahead if you need to visit at 224-5205

 

 

Seward Community Health Center

  • Please take the Stay Home suggestions seriously
  • 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

  • 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
  • No cruise line info available at this time
  • Port is open for essential business; healthcare protocols are in place

 

 

AVTEC

  • Closed for students and the public
  • Buildings are locked; call 224-6159 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

 

 

Post Office

  • Open for business as usual

 

 

 

 

Fire Department

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

 

 

Police Department

  • Inbound calls to Seward 911 or Seward dispatch that require in person response will be required to answer screening questions to enable responders to adequately prepare

 

 

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
  • Gave out 105 bags last Thursday (up from 97 the week before)
  • Questions or concerns contact President Mike Little at 769-1395

 

 

Safeway

  • Store hours changed to: 6:00 am – 10:00 pm Daily
  • Special shopping time reserved for elders, pregnant women, and compromised immune system individuals from 7-9 am on Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • Still having some issues getting basic staples: rice, flour, sugar, toilet paper; no concerns on other supplies; shipments daily

 

 

Pharmacy at Safeway

  • Hours, Mon-Sat 9 am – 7 pm PLUS special Pharmacy hours on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7-9 am to coincide with Safeway’s special shopping reserved hours
  • Prescription delivery is available; requests received by 1 pm will be delivered the same day; call 224-6960 to sign up
  • No supply chain concerns

 

 

Seward Marketplace

  • Open for business as usual
  • Have some toilet paper and paper towels on hand from last Friday’s shipment
  • Expecting a shipment tomorrow

 

 

Frontier Trading Post

  • Open for business

 

 

Alaska Waste

  • Normal operations

 

 

American Legion

  • Call Mike Calhoon at 224-5440 for info

 

 

Kenai Fjords National Park

  • Exit Glacier trails are open for hiking, but all facilities are closed, including public use cabins and toilets
  • Call 422-0500 for information

 

 

Senior Center

  • Individuals over 60 years old call 224-5604 to sign up for Meals On Wheels

 

 

Dr. 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

  • Resumed meal service today

 

 

Boys & Girls Club

  • Serving bag lunches Mon-Fri from 12-3 pm on alley side of Teen & Youth Center (TYC)

 

 

 

 

If you want to have an update on any location not listed here, please send an email request to clerk@cityofseward.net 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 clerk@cityofseward.net

 

For more information

 

Alaska Dept. Health & Social Services          www.coronavirus.alaska.gov

 

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention     www.cdc.gov

 

Governor Dunleavy Mandates                        https://gov.alaska.gov/home/covid19-healthmandates

 

City of Seward                                               www.cityofseward.us

 

Nixle                                                               www.nixle.com 

 

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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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Helpful COVID-19 Links

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