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COVID-19: The Port of San Diego's Response

Prioritizing the health and well-being of the public, our partners, and Port employees and their families, the Port of San Diego is doing our part to minimize the spread of and exposure to Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) while continuing to support our partners and provide public services. See below and check back here for updates and impacts related to the Port's maritime operations, public services, public safety, and more.

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The Port of San Diego Administration Building at 3165 Pacific Highway in San Diego is open to the public and tenants during business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and every other Friday (administrative offices work on an alternate workweek schedule and are closed every other Friday per our Alternate Closed Fridays schedule).

Whenever possible, the public and tenants are encouraged to use the Port’s online Service Portal for services, including public records, parks/event permits, reporting trash, graffiti, stormwater pollution and more. Those without computer and/or internet access may request to use a computer that will be available in the lobby of the Administration Building.

The Port continues to do our part to minimize the spread of and exposure to COVID-19. At this time and until further notice, all persons, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a face covering in all Port facilities. Additionally, the Port has implemented other safety measures, including but not limited to: 

  • Daily disinfection service for high touch areas in addition to regular cleaning and janitorial service
  • Plexiglas installed in public areas
  • Ventilation system filter enhancement

At this time, Board of Port Commissioners meetings are being conducted virtually. Meeting schedules and agendas are available here. Details on how to view meetings and submit public comment are available by clicking on the meeting’s agenda.

Maritime

The Port of San Diego is in regular communication and is collaborating with cargo and cruise lines, ship agents, California Office of Emergency Services, San Diego County Health & Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), U.S. Coast Guard Office of Emergency Management, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), California Association of Port Authorities (CAPA), and the Cruise Line Industry Association (CILA).

The Coast Guard and CBP, with guidance from the CDC, are responsible for tracking cruise ship and cargo vessel arrival. They have decision-making authority regarding vessel clearance, quarantine and other requirements.

Cruise

Sailings out of the Port of San Diego resumed on October 1. With health and safety as our top priority, we are working with the cruise lines, along with various other local, state, and federal agencies to put extra precautions in place to minimize community spread of and exposure to COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Health & Safety Resources

For updates and information about the current numbers of COVID-19 cases, the spread of the virus, severity, treatments, precautions, and other important public health information in multiple languages, please visit: