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Board of Port Commissioners to Consider Confirming Local Emergency Proclamation at Special Meeting on Monday, March 23, 2020

In order to help protect the health and safety of the public, employees, and property, and in support of Port of San Diego operations and services, the Board of Port Commissioners will consider confirming an Emergency Proclamation in response to Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) at a special meeting to be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020.

In alignment with an Executive Order issued by California Governor Gavin Newsom (Executive Order No. N-29-20), the meeting will be held virtually with Commissioners and essential staff participating by phone. The public can view the agenda and/or watch the meeting online at, and may participate by emailing comments to Emails received prior to 9:30 a.m. will become part of the meeting record.

If confirmed, the proclamation would enable the Port to request assistance and resources from other local government agencies, the state, the federal government, and/or disaster relief organizations to help alleviate economic damages and losses as a result of COVID-19.

For the latest information on the Port’s response to COVID-19 and how it’s working to minimize the spread of and exposure to COVID-19 while continuing to support our partners and provide public services, go to

About THE Port of San Diego

The Port of San Diego serves the people of California as a specially created district, balancing multiple uses on 34 miles along San Diego Bay spanning five cities. Collecting no tax dollars, the Port manages a diverse portfolio to generate revenues that support vital public services and amenities.

The Port champions Maritime, Waterfront Development, Public Safety, Experiences and Environment, all focused on enriching the relationship people and businesses have with our dynamic waterfront. From cargo and cruise terminals to hotels and restaurants, from marinas to museums, from 22 public parks to countless events, the Port contributes to the region’s prosperity and remarkable way of life on a daily basis.