The Port of Long Beach’s marine terminals are open and operating amid the unfolding health crisis, with regular vessel calls and scheduled work shifts continuing at the US’s second-busiest seaport.
The Port’s marine terminals are receiving vessel calls and workers are handling cargo and working in line with the health-protective directives established by the US Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection, with guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
To slow the community spread of COVID-19, the Port Administration Building, Joint Security Command and Control Center and Maintenance Facility are closed to the public up to 31 March, 2020, or until further notice.
However, normal administrative functions are continuing – all communications and meetings with Port of Long Beach staff will take place online or via phone. Port staff members are at work and will continue to facilitate cargo operations.
The Port says it is also working closely with the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, supporting communications and planning efforts.