COVID-19

MWR COVID-19 Updates

UPDATED 26 March 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. Many will close, and those that remain open will be under restrictions as noted.

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

  • Fitness Center (effective March 26)
  • Fitness Pool (effective March 26)
  • Station Library
  • Auto Skills
  • Community Recreation
  • ITT
  • Stars & Strikes Bowling Center
  • No-Fly Zone
  • Liberty
  • Playground

MWR FACILITIES THAT ARE OPEN

  • Spinz: Take out ONLY
  • Line Shack: Take out ONLY
  • Child Development Center/ Youth Center
  • 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.

MWR EVENTS

All MWR events have been canceled through 30 April 2020. This date may change depending on the future situation; updates will be posted accordingly.