Welcome back to the Northwest Maritime Center!

At the Northwest Maritime Center the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors is our number one priority as we reopen. Following federal, state, and local recommendations, we have developed a new set of guidelines to help ensure we do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19.

COVID best practices, guidelines, and regulations are entering a period of rapid change as we emerge from the pandemic. We are working to keep these guidelines updated and consistent with current regulations and medical science. Please bear with us as we navigate these changing times!

Health & Safety Requirements for Visitors & Participants

  • Stay home if you’re sick or have been exposed to COVID

If you currently have COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive for the virus within the last 2 weeks, please stay home unless you have been cleared as non-contagious.

Also, please stay home if you’re not vaccinated and have traveled internationally OR had close contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the last 2 weeks.  

  • Wear a mask & maintain a safe distance

Jefferson County Public Health currently mandates that everyone must wear a mask/face covering indoors at all times. Outdoors, vaccinated people may remove their masks.

Thank you for continuing to maintain 6’ of physical distancing from those outside your household whenever possible.

  • Wash your hands

While visiting our campus or participating in our activities, please remember to wash/sanitize your hands frequently. 

  • Report symptoms

If you have visited our campus or participated in our programs and develop symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive within 2 weeks, please contact us immediately at covid@nwmaritime.org.

  • Respect others

Visiting the NWMC and participating in our activities should be an enjoyable and memorable experience. To preserve that opportunity, we expect everyone to be respectful and considerate of those around you. We’ll get through this together!

What We’re Doing to Help Keep You Safe

  • Enhanced cleaning protocols in all campus spaces, including restrooms
  • Marked space to promote physical distancing in indoor spaces where people congregate
  • Providing hand sanitizer and disposable masks at all building entrances
  • Installed MERV 13 filters and increased outdoor air supply to maximize ventilation in indoor spaces
  • Providing info to all staff about COVID-19 symptoms, spread, and the benefits of vaccination
  • Strongly encouraging vaccination among all our staff, volunteers, and participants
  • Tracking those entering and exiting our buildings to inform contact-tracing if necessary
  • Wearing masks at all times while indoors, and outdoors for the unvaccinated

COVID Safety in Our Youth Programs

  • We are paying special attention to maintaining the safest possible environment in our youth programs, particularly since children under 12 cannot yet be vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • We have created outdoor classroom spaces so that all youth programs can take place primarily outside this summer.
  • Following school district guidelines, all youth program instructors and participants will remain masked indoors and outdoors unless in small boats regardless of vaccination status.
  • All youth participants must complete a daily COVID Wellness Screening.