The latest information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is available on For USDOT-specific COVID-19 resources, please visit our page.


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Coronavirus Guidance

As we navigate these uncertain times, we at MARAD want to be sure that we’re providing our audience with the most current and reliable information regarding the safety of our mariners. Please refer to the links below for more guidance:

  • CDC Maritime Resources
    This website provides guidance for ships originating from, or stopping in, the United States to help prevent, detect and medically manage suspected COVID-19 infections.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Industry Information
    News, updates and Maritime Safety Information Bulletins related to the novel coronavirus and specifically related to the professional maritime community can be found at Coast Guard Maritime Commons.
  • Department of Homeland Security Critical Infrastructure Information
    Functioning critical infrastructure is particularly important to the nation during the COVID-19 response for both public health and safety as well as community wellbeing. The Department of Homeland Security is providing guidance to state, local and industry partners in identifying the critical infrastrucutre sectors and the essential workers needed to maintain the services and functions Americans depend on daily and need to operate resiliently during the COVID-19 pandemic response.
  • Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency works with government and industry to identify, analyze, prioritize and manage the most significant strategic risks to the nation's critical infrastructure. Working in collaboration with other federal agencies, state and local governments, and the private sector, CISA has published guidance providing executives with the tools to help them think through physical, supply chain and cybersecurity issues that may arise from the spread of Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19, as well as an advisory list identifying workers who conduct a range of operations and services that are typically essential to continued critical infrastructure viability.
  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • What the U.S. Government is Doing

Follow the below media channels to receive the most up-to-date information for COVID-19 and maritime resources:

Updated: Tuesday, March 31, 2020