CA State Lands Commission COVID-19 Resource Center

Jan 3, 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.

Office closures

Commission offices are currently closed to visitors (not including deliveries and services providers) until further notice in light of COVID-19. To provide the public with continuity of services while protecting both you and our employees, the Commission remains open for business. You can contact our staff by phone, e-mail, and mail. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this public health crisis.

Attention Process Servers

For personal service of legal process, please email Seth Blackmon at or call or text 916.298.7009 to arrange service with an authorized staff member. Staff will meet you in front of the main door to our office. Instead of personal service, you may also serve process on the Commission by mail with return acknowledgment pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure section 415.30. 

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.