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Exposure to COVID-19 at community meeting, City of Seaside responds – KION546

SEASIDE, Calif. (KION-TV)– On Monday evening, when community members gathered to discuss the selection of a new police chief, sources told KION that one person at the meeting was tested positive for COVID-19 and could have exposed about 40 people.

Consulting firm Bob Murray and Associates met with a group of city leaders to discuss the selection process for the search for a new Seaside police chief during a meeting in the conference room of the suites of the ’embassy.

At the meeting, the mayor of Seaside and some council members were present.

Council member Alex Arrazola can also say, “someone has tested positive and the town of Seaside is working to call everyone in attendance.”

A community meeting was scheduled for Thursday to allow the community to participate in the search for a new Seaside Police Chief.

The City of Bord de Mer sent the following press release:

We have been advised that an individual in attendance at the City of Seaside Police Chiefs Community Forum has tested positive for COVID-19. The community meeting was held at the Embassy Suites on May 9, 2022, from 7:00 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m.

So, based on the information currently available to us, individuals participating in the Police Chiefs Community Forum during the times listed above may have been exposed to this virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the virus is believed to be spread primarily between people who are in close contact with each other (within approximately 6 feet for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) by respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. If you have symptoms of respiratory illness (fever, cough or shortness of breath), please contact your health care provider. The City of Seaside will keep all medical information confidential and will only release it when necessary, as permitted by law.

If you believe you have been exposed through close contact to COVID-19, please follow California guidelines for isolation and quarantine which can be found at: https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/home/showpublisheddocument/108383/637774159001730000

Please get vaccinated and boosted, consider wearing a mask in public spaces and stay home if you are sick.

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