NOTICE: SAINT PAUL HARBOR CLOSED
On March 27, 2020, Governor Mike Dunleavy issued Health Mandate 012 authorizing small communities to adopt travel restrictions that are more restrictive than otherwise permitted in Health Mandate 012 to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19 into Alaska communities.
On April 13, 2020, the City Council passed Emergency Ordinance 20-92 to close the City Harbor pursuant to the State Health Mandate 012 and CCO 14.10.060 to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Effective April 13, 2020 at 5:00 PM through May 14, 2020, as may be extended, the City harbor is closed to all vessels except vessels: whose home port is St. Paul; carrying cargo containers or fuel; delivering snow crab; picking up or dropping off crab pots; owned and operated by the federal or state government; exempt from restriction under the Alaska Small Community Emergency Travel Order, or granted access under state or federal law. These actions are taken pursuant to the State of Alaska Health Mandate 012 and CCO 14.10.060.
All vessels seeking access to the harbor must seek prior approval from the Harbor Master prior to entering the harbor. Vessels permitted entry remain subject to further regulation as reasonably necessary to protect the health and safety of Saint Paul residents, which may include requiring all individuals to remain on the vessel while docked or mandating personal protective equipment be worn.
Failure to follow order may result in civil and criminal penalties.