COVID-19 Information for Port Tenants
As San Francisco shelters in place to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the economic costs of that prudent health policy are becoming more evident every day. The Port of San Francisco empathizes with the plight of all of its tenants, because in both good times and bad, the Port’s success is intertwined with the success of its tenants.
Therefore, Executive Director Elaine Forbes has issued an Executive Directive regarding rent due for use of Port property between March 1 and April 30, 2020. This Executive Directive directs the following:
- Port staff will waive all late charges, default interest and associated penalties and fees for any delinquent rent payments that were or are due for use of Port property during the period of March 1 through April 30, 2020.
- Port staff will also follow the policies and timeframes set forth in the Eviction Moratorium Order with respect to the initiation of any default enforcement or eviction process due to the failure to pay rent owed under any commercial lease due to the impact of COVID-19 while the Eviction Moratorium Order is in effect.
- Between now and April 30, 2020 the Port will not issue any Three Day Notice to Pay or Quit for nonpayment of any portion of rent due during the period of March 1 through April 30, 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19.
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These actions are intended to give tenants confidence in being able to retain their leasehold while they to use their financial reserves on immediately pressing operational needs to remain solvent. All tenant rent is still due and payable in accordance with the applicable lease, license or other agreement; as such the Port will be issuing invoices in its normal course of business. Please review the Executive Directive closely, and if you have questions please contact your assigned Property Manager or Wharfinger as appropriate.
The Port appreciates the time that tenants have taken to fill out our COVID-19 Economic Impact Survey regarding tenant impacts, as it will help the Port monitor the situation and propose further relief as these conditions continue to evolve. If you have not yet filled the COVID-19 Economic Impact Survey, please feel free to provide info on your business or forward to your neighboring tenants to assist in that effort.
ADDITIONAL UPDATES AND INFORMATION
SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE
The Office of Economic and Workforce Development have information and resources for San Francisco employers and employees concerning the COVID-19 outbreak. This is a rapidly evolving situation, and the OEWD website will be updated as more information and resources are made available.
Visit the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) for the most up-to-date general information about COVID-19.
SFDPH has issued Minimum Environmental Cleaning Standards for Business, Schools, and SRO Settings, which provides guidance of the cleaning and disinfection standards for rooms or common areas of those with suspected or with confirmed COVID-19 have visited.
The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Center for Biocide Chemistries (CBC) has compiled a list of products that have been pre-approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use against COVID-19.