The Port of Seattle supports efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 while maintaining essential operations, including construction. Port construction projects were evaluated and determined to be in compliance with Governor Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 20-25 Construction Guidance and addenda. All active construction projects have a COVID-19 exposure control, mitigation, and recovery plan following this guidance. These construction projects are summarized in the document below.
- Summary of Port's Construction Projects (as of March 2021)
The Port continues to review and monitor contractors’ job site safety plans for active construction projects, an action necessary to protect workers and slow the spread.
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Updates and Guidance
March 22, 2021 – Phase 3 Guidance for Port Construction Now in Effect
Effective March 22, 2021, King County entered Phase 3 of Governor Inslee's Healthy Washington — Roadmap to Recovery plan. This did not change construction guidance from previous phases, and all construction continues under the Governor’s construction safety guidance. The Port of Seattle reviews and monitors job site safety plans for all construction in compliance with Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 20-25 and Phase 2 construction guidance.
June 16, 2020 – Phase 2 Guidance for Port Construction Now in Effect
On June 5, King County was approved to move forward with a modified Phase 1 of Governor Inslee’s Safe Start reopening plan. All construction, including new work, is authorized to resume and subject to the Phase 2 construction safety guidance. The Port of Seattle continues to review and monitor job site safety plans for all construction in compliance with Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 20-25 and the Phase 2 Construction – COVID-19 Job Site Requirements. Review the link below for additional details.
May 1, 2020 – Port Updates Construction Plan to Boost Jobs and Spending for COVID-19 Economic Recovery
The Port of Seattle Commission updated its 2020 construction plans to boost local COVID-19 economic recovery through project spending and hiring while enacting public health protocols developed with guidance from state and federal agencies. The updated plan allows the Port to continue approximately 20 projects currently under construction that qualify as essential sector work as previously authorized under Proclamation 20-25 and Governor Inslee’s memo on construction. For additional details, please review the links below.
- Apr 29, 2020 – Governor’s Additional Guidance and FAQs on Construction Activities
- Apr 28, 2020 – Port Updates Construction Plan for COVID-19 Economic Recovery
- Apr 24, 2020 – Governor’s Implementation of Phase 1 Construction Restart
April 8, 2020 – Port to Complete Review of COVID-19 Safety Plans for Current Construction Projects
The Port of Seattle temporarily suspended approximately 20 current construction projects from Thursday, April 9 to Monday, April 13 to complete reviews and updates of contractors’ job site safety plans, an action necessary to protect workers and slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The temporary suspension does not apply to Northwest Seaport Alliance projects. For additional details, please review the links below.
- Apr 13, 2020 – Port’s List of Active Construction Projects
- Apr 8, 2020 – Port Announces Temporary Suspension of Ongoing Construction
- Mar 25, 2020 – Governor’s Construction Guidance – Stay Home, Stay Health Proclamation
- Mar 24, 2020 – Port’s Request to Contractors for Updated Safety Plans