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Seward to consider actions to slow outbreak


The City of Seward will have an emergency meeting tomorrow at 5:30 to discuss measures to help control the spread of coronavirus in the community. The measures would include temporarily closing city-owned campgrounds, prohibiting gatherings of more than 20 people, requiring masks inside buildings open to the public, and limiting restaurants, bars, and retail stores to fifty percent capacity.

The meeting is in response to the recent outbreak of cases in Seward, where cases began spiking in connection with two local bars starting last Thursday. More than a dozen people have tested positive since then, and the Seward Chamber of Commerce has cancelled all of its planned Fourth of July activities. 

The meetings will be held in city council chambers and are open to the public, but no in-person comments will be taken. The meeting will be held virtually as well, via Youtube, the radio, or GCI channel 9. Comments can be submitted by email to the Seward city clerk’s office no later than 2 p.m. tomorrow, and citizens can request to either have their comments read or to read their comments themselves over the telephone.           

More information is available on the City of Seward’s website or Facebook page.

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