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Port of Long Beach Opens COVID-19 Testing Site for Port Workers

A patient arrives in car to be tested for the coronavirus

PortandTerminal.com, August 14, 2020 LONG BEACH, CA – Drive-up testing for COVID-19 will be available to dockworkers, truckers and other frontline labor partners at the Port of Long Beach beginning Monday, Aug. 17, to help ensure a healthy workforce and the safe delivery of essential goods during an unprecedented moment in history. The free tests will be available to Port …

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LA Harbor Commissioner recovering from serious battle with COVID-19


PortandTerminal.com, August 5, 2020 “My message is simple, COVID-19 can hit any of us at any time. So please follow the recommended precautions to avoid contracting COVID-19.“ LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Harbor Commissioner Anthony Pirozzi Jr. is recovering after a serious COVID-19 infection. Pirozzi announced on social media yesterday that August 4th was his first day back at work …

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Los Angeles ‘On the Brink’ of New Restrictions to Contain Virus – Bloomberg

FILE - In this Monday, April 20, 2020, file photo members with Los Angeles Fire Department wear protective equipment at a COVID-19 testing site in the Skid Row district in Los Angeles. Coronavirus cases have surged to record levels in the Los Angeles area. Health officials said Wednesday, July 15, 2020, the nation's most populous county is in "an alarming and dangerous phase" that if not reversed could overwhelm intensive care units and usher in more sweeping closures. The three-day average of hospital patients in the county is above 2,000 for the first time. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

BLOOMBERG, JULY 19, 2020 Officials mull new stay-at-home orders, mask requirements |  ‘We’ve seen no national leadership,’ L.A. Mayor Garcetti says By Emma Court and Yueqi Yang for Bloomberg – Los Angeles, facing a renewed onslaught of the novel coronavirus, may be “on the brink” of new restrictions, said Mayor Eric Garcetti. Another stay-at-home order was an option, Garcetti said on CNN’s “State …

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Port of Los Angeles mass tests longshore workers for COVID amidst spike in infections

Two lines of cars. Road cones. Palm trees.

PortandTerminal.com, July 17, 2020 “Exactly the type of initiative that is urgently needed now to control the spread of COVID-19 amongst America’s essential workers.“ LOS ANGELES – Port of Los Angeles began mass COVID-19 testing of its longshore workforce at the ILWU hiring hall in Wilmington. The move comes after a reported spike in infections amongst longshore workers at the …

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VIDEO: Port of Los Angeles’ Seroka provides update: Summary of key points.

Grey haired businessman in dark suit

PortandTerminal.com, April 21, 2020 Los Angeles’ COVID-19 emergency Chief Logistics Officer, aka Gene Seroka, aka Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles, provides a detailed update on the status of cargo movement and operations at the Port of Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES, CA – Gene Seroka, Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles issued an update on cargo …

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Los Angeles port workers told to use homemade face coverings for now.

PortandTerminal.com, April 10, 2020 LOS ANGELES, CA – The Labor Relations committee is making masks mandatory at the Port of Los Angeles for longshoremen at work and at the dispatch hall. Both longshore dispatch halls serving the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach shut down overnight for sterilizing after a dispatcher tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, April 1. …

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Port of LA March cargo volume drops nearly 31%

Port of Los Angeles with Navy Hospital Ship Mercy stationed at it

PortandTerminal.com, April 9, 2020 “We’ve had two serious shocks to our supply chain system. First the trade war between the U.S. and China and now the COVID-19 pandemic,” LOS ANGELES, CA – The Port of Los Angeles moved 449,568 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in March, a 30.9% decrease compared to last year. For the first quarter of 2020, volumes have …

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LA port terminals operate at 80% as officials try to protect workers from COVID19

PortandTerminal.com, March 25, 2020 EDITOR’s NOTE: Please be sure to read “SUPPLY CHAIN: Delivery drivers virus without sick pay, insurance, sanitizer” to learn how AMAZON and the companies that they contract to deliver goods are failing their workers and putting Americans at risk. Click here to read AMAZON the article LOS ANGELES, CA – Port of Los Angeles officials said …

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