Three Port of San Diego Harbor Police Officers Test Positive for COVID-19
Contact: Sgt. Timothy De La Pena, 619.359.9727, email@example.com
Three Port of San Diego Harbor Police officers have recently tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Upon notification of the positive tests, the Port promptly notified Harbor Police and Port staff. The officers are isolated and undergoing treatment at their homes and will seek further medical care should it be required. Due to medical privacy laws, the officers’ identities will not be released.
Harbor Police is working with San Diego County Health officials to conduct contact tracing. Individuals who’ve had close contact (as defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)) with the officers will be notified and advised per the latest CDC guidelines. The CDC defines a close contact as any individual who was within six feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from two days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, two days prior to positive specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.
Prioritizing the health and well-being of the public, our partners, and Port employees and their families, the Port encourages and reminds the public, for their health as well as that of first responders, to wear face coverings, practice and maintain social distancing, wash hands frequently, and avoid crowded spaces and gatherings.
Anyone who thinks they may have been exposed to COVID‑19 should check the latest CDC guidance regarding potential exposure, symptoms and seeking medical attention.
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.
ABOUT PORT OF SAN DIEGO PUBLIC SAFETY
Port of San Diego Public Safety protects and oversees the safety of our dynamic San Diego Bay waterfront—land and sea.
Port Public Safety is responsible for safeguarding waterfront parks and land, maintaining homeland security and collaborating with agency partners to deter crime locally and abroad. Through the Harbor Police Department, the Port provides for the safety of our communities and resources along San Diego Bay and at San Diego International Airport, and is seen as a global leader in maritime and aviation public safety.