Press Release

Monday, March 16, 2020

Oakland – Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) and Assemblymembers Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland) issued the following joint statement on the six-county Bay Area Stay-at-Home order:

Friday, March 13, 2020

Thank you to everyone who shared and responded to my call on social media for legislative ideas to help us come together and get through this challenging time.

With your help and input, I will be introducing legislation-- the “COVID-19 Emergency Protections Act”-- that will require that during this state of emergency, the State of California will:

Friday, March 13, 2020

Hello again,

Here is my latest update on the Grand Princess operation underway at the Port of Oakland.

As of Friday, March 13, 2020, all American passengers have been taken off the ship and placed in secure quarantine locations on several military bases or two non-military locations (Asilomar State Park in Monterey County and a hotel in San Carlos that’s being used exclusively for quarantine purposes with no interaction with the general public). As I previously shared, a few passengers were admitted to regional hospitals earlier this week.

Friday, March 13, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, March 12, 2020

The Grand Princess operation in Oakland is now entering the final phase.

As of this morning, 1963 people have been disembarked. All Californians are now off the ship! An additional 511 people were taken off the ship yesterday. State officials believe another 476 will be assisted off the ship by end of the day today.  This will conclude the more challenging part of the operation. The vast majority of the crew will remain quarantined on the ship.

Thursday, March 12, 2020