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The PortMiami team continues to work closely with its partners on COVID-19 preventive measures

MIAMI ( March 13, 2020 )

The Office of the Mayor, in conjunction with state and federal agencies, is coordinating all coronavirus (COVID-19) efforts throughout Miami-Dade County. PortMiami continues to follow the Mayor’s lead regarding operating procedures and announcements during this complex and fluid situation.

The PortMiami team is currently operating with caution. Preparations and plans are already in place to restrict the spread of any communicable diseases, including COVID-19. All ships and terminals are being thoroughly sanitized on a regular basis as a precautionary measure. The team continues to work with its partners on enhanced preventive measures to safeguard employees, crew members, passengers and the Miami-Dade community. Each cruise line has instituted their own safety protocols and screening procedures for guests and crew members.

Additionally, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), established protocols for the detection of the virus and will review them on a case-by-case basis. The USCG Captain of the Port will continue to evaluate each case with the CDC and, in partnership with Customs and Border Protection (CBP), will take appropriate action as needed.

The Port is also collaborating with Jackson Health System to handle any port users  suspected of carrying the virus. All suspected COVID-19 cases will be immediately reported to Jackson Health System as well as the Department of Health. The hospital remains ready to deploy a team to administer the necessary medical evaluation and/or tests as needed.

Travelers are encouraged to contact the cruise lines for any changes in itineraries or protocols.

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