The Port of Skagit staff team has been busy working on a variety of economic development projects, but mostly off-site since the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” directive in mid-March.
As business operations throughout the state begin to phase back in, Port of Skagit leadership has developed and adopted new Disease Prevention Safety Protocols to further protect Port staff, visitors, tenants and the general public.
Social distancing, protective equipment and safety, protections for high-risk employees and guest access are just a few of the topics covered in the thoughtfully crafted policies.
With a wide spectrum of staff job duties and roles, including maintenance, airport and marina operations, business development, and direct customer service to the public, the new safety policies had to address an equally diverse and broad range of risks, accommodations and protocols. Port leadership encouraged all staff to participate in the development of the policies by gathering feedback from staff surveys and holding multiple teleconference meetings to hear concerns and explore solutions.
Visitors to the Port Administrative and Marina offices can expect to see more physical barriers, signage to provide guidance, and protective supplies like masks, gloves and hand sanitizer for guests and staff to use. La Conner Marina staff are on-site getting geared up for the spring boating and RV season. Port staff at the Administrative Office will return to on-site work beginning June 1st once all the new safety measures are installed and prepared.
The full Disease Prevention Safety Protocol policy can be viewed HERE