DHSS Press Release: Testing recommended for employees and visitors to two Seward businesses

DHSS Press Release


Contact:   Clinton Bennett, DHSS, (907) 269-4996, clinton.bennett@alaska.gov

Testing recommended for employees and visitors to two Seward businesses

June 26, 2020 ANCHORAGE — Because of possible exposure at two local Seward businesses from two individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, the State of Alaska is recommending targeted testing to employees and visitors who may have been exposed at the following locations:

  • The Seward Alehouse in Seward (215 4th Ave)
    • Sunday, June 21 or Tuesday, June 23 from noon to 7 p.m.
    • Monday, June 22 from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
  • The Yukon Bar in Seward (201 4th)
    • Tuesday, June 23. All hours.

Anyone who was at either of these two locations during the specified time frames is recommended for testing, regardless of whether they have symptoms. It is important to note that even if your test result is negative, this does not mean that you are not infected.  Therefore, it will be important to monitor for symptoms and minimize contact with others for 14 days after your exposure.

The Seward Community Health Center will offer testing on the following dates:

  • Saturday, June 27
  • Monday, June 29 through July 2

There is widespread COVID-19 activity throughout the state of Alaska. Ways to avoid getting sick or transmitting infection to others are as follows:  keep at least six feet from others, avoid group gatherings outside your bubble, wear a cloth face covering, wash your hands, stay home when ill, and get tested if you experience signs and symptoms. 

Anyone experiencing any signs and symptoms should call their health care provider, local Tribal Health Organization or a public health nurse and get tested.

Additional details will be in a press release expected later today from the Seward Community Health Center and the City of Seward.