The United States Coast Guard (“USCG”) recently published a bulletin addressing questions regarding COVID-19 reporting:

Suspected COVID-19 cases are reportable as a hazardous condition, as per 33 CFR 160.216

– Report the suspected case immediately to the nearest coast guard captain of the port (COTP)

– Report any deceased crewmembers, or any sick crew members occurring within 15 days prior to arrival in a U.S. port

– Report any crew members that have visited any country that is on the list of restricted travel countries.

Questions regarding COVID-19 can be submitted to the Coast Guard using the address below:

For Interim Guidance for ships managing suspected Coronavirus Disease 2019, see below:

The Interim Guidance page has a wealth of information, including:

– Symptoms to be on the alert for;

– Reporting to the CDC Quarantine Station;

– When and what needs to be reported;

– Storage, Use and Disposal of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE);

– Quarantining and managing suspected COVID-19 cases

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This article is intended for general interest and does not constitute legal advice.

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