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March 5, 2020 4:38 PM

Coronavirus Update

The Port of Palm Beach is working closely with United States Customs and Border Protection, the United States Coast Guard and other federal and local partners to monitor the developments of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Right now our cargo operations remain open.

Our priority is always the safety and well-being of our employees, tenants, port users, visitors and residents.

We continue to take a proactive approach to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Our cleaning personnel are routinely sanitizing and sterilizing surfaces, seating areas, escalator handrails, elevator buttons and equipment in the cruise terminal, main office building and other areas of the Port.

All Port of Palm Beach employees have been instructed to routinely wipe down working areas.

Hand sanitizing stations have been set up in areas around the Port.

The Port continues to disseminate important information to port tenants.

Tropical Shipping recently posted a safety update on its website. The company says, "We want our customers to know that as part as of our ongoing operations, Tropical thoroughly cleans each container after each sailing. We will continue that process and will follow all CDC requirements. Tropical cares about the health and well-being of its employees and customers, and we recommend the following CDC guidelines at work and with your families."

U.S. Customs & Border Protection suspended operations at all Trusted Traveler enrollment centers until May 1st to protect the public and its employees. All Global Entry Enrollment Centers across the State of Florida, including the one located at Port of Palm Beach, will work with pending applicants to reschedule appointments once CBP is back on line. Pleasure boaters needing CBP clearance have to self report at the CBP office at Palm Beach International Airport located at 1000 Palm Beach International Airport, West Palm Beach, FL. 33406.

As an international seaport, we require all vessels to be vetted at sea before entering the Port of Palm Beach. U.S. regulations require the master of a ship destined for a U.S. port of entry to immediately report any death or illness among the ship’s passengers or crew. Below you will see a link to the most recent United States Coast Guard Marine Safety Information Bulletin and a document that details vessel reporting requirements for sick or deceased persons.

For more information about the Coronavirus, please visit the links below:

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