for Yukon Bar and Seward Alehouse sponsors, DHSS said

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – The Department of Health and Social Services is advising people who have visited two locations in Seward to get tested for COVID-19, citing concerns that customers may have been exposed to two people who have now tested positive for the virus. .

Specifically, people who visited the Seward Alehouse on June 21, June 22, or June 23 are asked to conduct tests. People who were at the Yukon Bar on June 23 should also be tested for the virus.

A Seward Alehouse employee tested positive for COVID-19, the restaurant said in a Facebook post on Friday. Alehouse said he will close his facilities while they clean up and while employees monitor their symptoms. Alehouse said he would not return to business until all employees are authorized to work.

As you may know, one of our staff members has unfortunately tested positive for COVID-19. They are…

Posted by Seward Alehouse on Friday, June 26, 2020

Blackwater Railroad Co. singer and guitarist Tyson Davis was one of the COVID-19 cases in Seward. He shared the positive result of his test on Facebook on Thursday and urged people who have been in contact with him to get tested.

“I thought I was taking precautions and that I was safe, but apparently not safe enough,” Tyson said in the post. “Although we had already canceled all of our BWRR shows for the rest of the summer. It was still too late. I am canceling all my shows for the foreseeable future. I don’t mean to alarm anyone with this post, but I felt compelled to inform my community as soon as I found out. ”

Hello friends of Seward.

There is no easy way to say this. Yesterday I woke up feeling unwell, started quarantining, …

Posted by Tyson Davis on Thursday June 25, 2020

There will be a COVID-19 test at the Seward Community Health Center on Saturday and from June 29 to July 2. DHSS said that even a negative test today does not mean that a person is not infected and is asking residents to limit contact with others for 14 days.

“It is imperative that our community remain vigilant to maintain physical distance, limit contacts, use face covers and wash / disinfect hands,” the Seward Community Health Center said in a press release on Friday.

Seward Community Health Center executive director Craig Ambrosiani says the center had already seen a steady increase in testing for people with and without symptoms, but then saw a dramatic increase in people seeking evidence after three were confirmed. positive cases in the Seward area.

Ambrosiani says the health center has been administering about 100 COVID-19 tests a week, but that he hopes to provide them only on Saturday.

The center said it is preparing to test drive on Saturday only for people who have been exposed.

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