Joint Press Release - March 16th update to 阿斯托里亚's cruise ship season & 新型冠状病毒肺炎
JOINT PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
阿斯托里亚市, 克拉特索普县, and 阿斯托里亚港 leadership provide March 16, 2020 update to 阿斯托里亚’s upcoming cruise ship season and 新型冠状病毒肺炎
Joint Statement of 阿斯托里亚 Mayor Bruce Jones, 克拉特索普县 委员会 Chair Kathleen Sullivan, and 阿斯托里亚港 Executive Director Will Isom
阿斯托里亚, 手术室——3月16日, 2020 – Joint Statement of 阿斯托里亚港, 阿斯托里亚市, and 克拉特索普县 on protecting our community by slowing the rate of transmission of 新型冠状病毒肺炎.
7天前, we met to decide on a collective approach to reducing the risk to our community of transmission of the 新型冠状病毒肺炎 virus from cruise ships. At that time we agreed that passenger-carrying cruise vessels would be considered “public gatherings” for the purposes of the Governor of Oregon’s restrictions on public gatherings. This resulted in the cancellation of all cruise vessels carrying more than 250 persons as long as the Governor’s restrictions remain in place.
After careful study of the rapidly evolving 新型冠状病毒肺炎 situation, new social distancing restrictions and recommendations from public health authorities, and threat of rapid transmission and resultant overwhelming of our health care system, 阿斯托里亚港, 阿斯托里亚市, and 克拉特索普县 have collectively agreed to cancel ALL passenger-carrying cruise ship visits to 克拉特索普县 through June 1.
This decision is not taken lightly. Cruise ship visits provide a substantial portion of the Port’s annual revenue, funding critically needed facility maintenance. Cruise ship passengers bring needed revenue to many small business in 克拉特索普县. 然而, at this critical time of national and local crisis, it is important to lean forward together in the interest of public health and safety.
This stance will be reevaluated on a regular basis throughout the public health emergency.
SIGNED: 阿斯托里亚 Mayor Bruce Jones, 克拉特索普县 委员会 Chair Kathleen Sullivan, 阿斯托里亚港 Executive Director Will Isom
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