An important message from the County Administrator
Health Care Services Agency Director
and Interim County Health Officer
March 8, 2020
As you may know, the Grand Princess cruise ship, which is carrying some passengers who have tested positive for COVID-19, has been holding off the coast of California. As soon as tomorrow, March 9, 2020, the ship will begin disembarking passengers at the Port of Oakland.
We want to share with all County staff the attached message from the Governor's Office of Emergency Services and a few key points:
California Department of Health and Human Services, as well as local and regional partners. We want to assure you that all involved entities are working to minimize the impact of the cruise ship's docking in Oakland and our highest priority is to safeguard the health of people living and working in Alameda County.
As a reminder, good hygiene and staying home when sick can help protect you and our community from COVID-19 and other germs. For updated information and resources, please visit the County's public health website.