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The Port Remains Operational During Shelter-In-Place Measures

Post Date:03/23/2020 12:30 PM

 Ship in Port of West Sacramento

There have been questions about how the Port of West Sacramento is being impacted by the coronavirus health emergency.

Below is a message from Chief Operations Manager, Rick Toft:

During this time the Port of West Sacramento remains operational. Safety measures are in place to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

Please know that all vessels and crews arriving at the Port are screened by the United States Coast Guard and ICE (U.S. Customs Service/Immigration and Naturalization Service) prior to entering U.S waters. Vessels which are cleared to enter are also held at anchor in San Francisco Bay and inspected prior to being allowed to transit to West Sacramento.

Crew members on vessels arriving at the Port are restricted from disembarking per federal mandates. Dock workers (ILWU longshore) and the Port’s Terminal Operator (SSA Marine) have instituted social distancing safety protocols with crew members and amongst themselves.

The Governor has declared that ports are essential infrastructure and dock workers are exempt from shelter-in-place restrictions. The Port and its Terminal Operator will comply with all Federal, State and local restrictions. Staff is monitoring the situation closely and stands ready to adjust quickly.

 

Rick Toft

Chief Operations Officer

Port of West Sacramento

rickt@cityofwestsacramento.org

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