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Committee on Marine Transportation System hosting webinar on COVID-19 testing for mariners

The Committee on Marine Transportation System (CMTS) is hosting a working group webinar on COVID-19 Testing Strategies for U.S. Merchant Mariners.

The event will take place on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 2:00-3:30 PM EST.  The event will include remarks from RADM Mark Buzby – Administrator, Maritime Administration and Mr. Mike Emerson – Director, Marine Transportation Systems, USCG.

Topics will include:

  • Relevant background data regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic; workplace prevention and control strategies
  • Types, availability, and reliability of COVID-19 testing for US Merchant Mariners
  • CDC recommendations for US Merchant Mariners; and preventive measures for ship operators and mariners

Please click here or visit for additional information including instructions on connecting to this webinar. If you have questions or need additional, please contact WG19@CMTS.GOV

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