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Port, Waterways Workers Deemed Critical

Will allow employees to continue working during shelter-in-place orders

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On March 19, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued a memorandum listing the types of workers who qualify as critical infrastructure personnel.

These include port workers, mariners, equipment operators, and “employees who maintain marine vessels and the equipment and infrastructure that enables operations that encompass movement of cargo and passengers.”

This “critical” designation will allow these workers to continue working in their normal job locations during shelter-in-place or similar pandemic response orders.

Information provided by the USDA Grain Transportation Report.

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