KENNEWICK, Wash. - The Board of Commissioners at the Port of Kennewick have declared a state of emergency. A resolution was passed on Tuesday and falls in line with what other local government agencies are doing, as well as what the Washington Public Ports Association has advised.

In addition to that resolution, a second was adopted by Commissioners that will allow the Commissioners to participate in future Commission Meetings via telephone during the current state of emergency.

“These resolutions help position Port of Kennewick to quickly and flexibly respond to evolving needs, opportunities, or challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.  It also may provide options for accessing state or federal resources should they become available or necessary,” said Port CEO Tim Arntzen.

The resolutions were drafted to enable the Port to continue operating efficiently during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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