The Port Authority of Houston has conducted a thorough investigation regarding the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) worker, that tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, vessel operations will resume at Bayport and Barbours Cut Terminals.
The worker was working at both Bayport and Barbours Cut Terminals, and was tested positive for COVID-19. The ILA worker is currently in quarantine at the hospital.
Port Houston has conducted a joint investigation with the ILA, which indicated that his exposure to others was fairly limited.
Following CDC guidelines, all those that he has been in direct contact with during the 2 days worked at Port Houston facilities are in self-quarantine. Additionally, those who maintained social distancing from the worker, and have low risk, have been advised.
We will be resuming vessel operations this evening at 1900 at both container terminals and will reopen both container terminals for normal business tomorrow morning. Port Houston is continuing to monitor the situation and will provide updates as warranted if this situation changes