CA State Lands Commission COVID-19 Resource Center

Oct 4, 2022

For the latest information regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit

We strongly encourage everyone to follow the guidance on general health and safety best practices from the California Department of Public Health.

Fiscal Recovery Funds

In May 2021, Governor Newsom announced a one-time $250 million allocation from Federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) funding to California’s ports to mitigate the negative economic impacts resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit Covid-19 Fiscal Recovery Funds for details, application documents, and deadlines.

Marine Invasive Species Updates

This letter provides information on adjustments to the Commission’s vessel inspections in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Platform Holly Updates

Plug and abandonment operations have resumed on Platform Holly after a 528-day hiatus under the Commission and ExxonMobil pandemic protocols. There is no assurance that we will not shut down again should there be a resurgence of the pandemic, or we determine that we cannot ensure worker safety.