By Karen Robes Meeks
To curb the spread of COVID-19, the Port of Everett’s CEO Lisa Lefeber this week issued an emergency declaration and placed the port on Emergency Operations status until the end of March.
The move closes public access to the port’s administration and marina offices until March 31 and enacts modified workplace policies for port staff members, including working from home.
“The port will continue to serve the needs of our maritime customers at the seaport,” she said. “It is important to us that we maintain reliability and predictability at these critical facilities to keep our economy moving, especially in support of the aerospace community.”
The office closures will not impact port-wide security, marina fuel dock and haul out services, and slip holders will still be able to access their boats, she noted, adding that the public boat launch and waterfront public areas will remain open.
Also, public and private construction projects happening at the port – including cleanup at the former Kimberly-Clark site – will continue, Lefeber said.