COVID-19

MWR COVID-19 Updates

UPDATED 28 AUGUST 2020

As you all know, we are facing an extremely fluid situation with regard to our operations and the potential spread of COVID-19. In order to ensure the safety of our military and guests, MWR has implemented the following changes for the facilities listed below. 

This information is subject to change at any time and updates will be released accordingly. We encourage you to continue to follow us here on this web page and on Facebook for the latest updates; please check both frequently for changes. We appreciate your understanding as we navigate opportunities to continuously serve you while remaining safe and vigilant in mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

REGION UPDATES

CNRSE Regional Updates: CLICK HERE

MWR CLOSURES

MWR Guest Card program remains suspended at this time

 

MWR FACILITIES THAT ARE OPEN

Liberty Center:

Unaccompanied Housing Residents only.

Beginning Today (7 AUG)

All patrons must wear a mask

Hours of Operation:  Sunday – Thursday: 1300-2100; Friday/Saturday: 1300-2300

Facility capacity is 6.  No more than three (3) customers in one program area at a time. 

COVID questioning, ID check, temperature check and sanitizer upon entry.

Patrons must maintain 6 feet social distance.

 

Santiago Fitness Center:

ACTIVE DUTY and NASK FIRST RESPONDERS ONLY at this time

Beginning tomorrow (08 AUG)

All patrons must wear a mask entry and while transitioning from piece of equipment to the next.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday:  0600-0900, 1000-1300, 1400-2100;  Saturday/Sunday:  0900-1700

Closed for Cleaning: 1000-1100 & 1300-1400 Monday-Friday

Facility capacity:  30

COVID questioning, ID check, mask, temperature check and sanitizer upon entry.

Patrons must maintain 6 feet distance.  NO SPOTTERS

No locker rooms or showers (restrooms will be open).

No towel service or gear check out (Patrons will bring their own)

No water fountains

No sale of beverages

No group exercise classes.

 

Fitness Center Pool:

ACTIVE DUTY and NASK FIRST RESPONDERS ONLY at this time

Beginning Monday (10 AUG)

All patrons must wear a mask (except while in the pool)

Hours of Operation:  Monday – Friday:  0600-0900, 1400-1700

Cleaning will be done 1000-1200 by MWR as well as continuously by MWR and patrons.

Facility capacity: 12. Two (2) per lane.

COVID questioning, ID check, temperature check and sanitizer upon entry.

No locker rooms or showers (restrooms will be open).

No towel service or gear check out (Patrons will bring their own)

No seating or sun bathing on pool deck.

All patrons must leave the pool through side exit.

Patrons must social distance when NOT in the pool.

 

Community Recreation/ Station Library:

Open to All Eligible Patrons (MWR Guest Card program remains suspended).

Beginning Monday (10 AUG)

All patrons must wear a mask

Hours of Operation:  M-F 1000-1800;  SAT 1000-1400

Checking Out Books:  Book inventory has been updated on our online catalog and posted links to it on our Facebook page with a guide to requesting books.  Patrons may call the library or log in to the website to request items.  Staff will then pull the books and call patrons when the items are ready for pickup. Patrons will not be able to browse shelves as there are too many touch points. 

Rental Equipment: Inventory of single person use equipment (ie. Bicycles, stand up paddleboards & single kayaks) will be made available on our Facebook page.  Rentals will be issued by appointment only.  COVID questioning, ID check, temperature check and sanitizer upon entry.

Patrons must maintain 6 feet social distance. 

  

Stars & Strikes Bowling Center:

Open to all Eligible Patrons (MWR Guest Card program remains suspended).

Beginning Monday (10 AUG)

All patrons must wear a mask

Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday: 1100-2000; Friday/Saturday: 1100-2200

Facility capacity: 24. No more than four (4) customers per lane.

COVID questioning, ID check, temperature check and sanitizer upon entry.

Only every other lane will be in use

Each patron will have their own bowling ball, no sharing of bowling balls

Shoes and bowling balls to remain in pit area after use for staff to sanitize

 

Auto Skills:

Open to all Eligible Patrons (MWR Guest Card program remains suspended).

Beginning Tuesday (11 AUG)

All patrons must wear a mask

Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday 0900-1700

Facility Capacity: 24.  No more than two (2) customers per bay

COVID questioning, ID check, temperature check and sanitizer upon entry.

Paton accessible areas are open to outside air with no air conditioning.  All lifts are outdoors under canopies. 

Two (2) customer limit inside the tool check out area, social distanced.

Tool boxes will be issued on a case by case basis and set aside when returned to limit traffic in tool check out area. 

 

Spinz:

Open to all Eligible Patrons (MWR Guest Card program remains suspended).

No more than two (2) patrons per table, unless from the same household

Patrons MUST wear a mask at all times, unless eating 

Tables cannot be combined

 

No-Fly Zone:

Open to all Eligible Patrons (MWR Guest Card program remains suspended).

Beginning Saturday (29 AUG)

No more than two (2) patrons per table, unless from the same household

Patrons MUST wear a mask at all times, unless eating or drinking

Tables cannot be combined

Food purchase required with initial purchase of adult beverage

Gaming area will remain closed

 

Line Shack

Turf Field/ Track

Bark Park

Car Wash

 

Child and Youth Program RESTRICTIONS

Navy childcare programs are critical for our Service members who need to go to work every day, serving both at home and abroad. During the current COVID-19 crisis we are adapting our Child and Youth Program (CYP) operations to meet both the Navy’s mission and family requirements, while ensuring the children in our care and our professionals are healthy and safe.

Effective 17 March 2020 the following “social distancing” changes are being implemented:

  • All Programs/Services that are NOT full-time childcare (ages 0-12) cancelled/postponed until further notice/continual monitoring
  • All Hourly Childcare cancelled (unless emergency/ mission essential)
  • All Youth Sports, Youth/Teen Programs, Field Trips away from Navy Childcare facilities cancelled
  • No New childcare enrollees into Navy operated programs (unless emergency/mission essential)
  • Parents are required to self-care for own children at home if Navy full-time telework agreement during COVID-19 pandemic is executed, parent fees will be waived/space saved
  • Parent fees will be waived/space saved for all personnel who elect to voluntarily temporary withdrawal their child for at least two weeks or until May 1, 2020
  • Installations may request waivers to reduce program operating hours
  • Supplemental staffing required from other N9 programs for increased cleaning/sanitation
  • Background check requirements waived but supplemental staff always in line of sight supervision of “blue smock” CYP employee and not in ratio
  • School Liaison Officers Assigned to CDC/SAC to supplement
  • All training requirements postponed
  • All Teacher in-Service Days cancelled
  • Increased hand washing and sanitation practices (e.g. cleaning door handles, hard surfaces, etc.)
  • Minimize visitors (e.g. postpone all non-critical facility maintenance, etc.)
  • Staff shall complete all sign in/out protocols
  • Discontinue Family Style Dining (staff will plate food for children)
  • Discontinue Tooth Brushing and Use of Sensory Tables

Effective 26 March 2020, CYPs will be operating at Level CYP-2, meaning that childcare access is limited to mission essential/ critical personnel who fall into one of the following categories: Single/ Dual Active Duty, Single/ Duel DoD CIVs, and Active Duty with a working spouse who cannot execute job function via telework/ self-care for own children.

Therefore, parents will be required to provide written validation establishing “mission essential/ critical” status and designation as well as employment status of their spouse from their Commanding Officer/ Department Head.