Georgia's ports remain open for business but are taking precautions against the spread of the coronavirus, officials said Monday.

The Georgia Ports Authority has postponed in-person meetings and suspended employee travel, port tours and non-essential visitors.

In a statement, GPA said it is also sending guidance to employees, customers and others who work at the port. The agency is encouraging the same health and safety measures as most outlets and agencies, including washing hands or using hand sanitizer, disinfecting surfaces, covering coughs and sneezes and staying home if you are sick.

Georgia's ports, which do extensive business with China, have been bracing for a drop in business due to the coronavirus for some time. But officials have said that as the spread of the virus wanes in Asia, they expect to see business pick back up.