Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to spread and is an increasing force health protection threat worldwide. The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) is closely monitoring and preparing for any impacts to our mission. Our multidisciplinary COVID-19 Working Group is meeting regularly to monitor and mitigate impacts to our mission. While USNA remains a low-risk area, we will continue to assess the situation closely and remain prepared for any contingency.
As this is a dynamic situation, this page will provide timely information on the evolving outbreak, as well as actions the Naval Academy is taking to mitigate the spread of the virus. Please check back regularly for recommendations and instructions for midshipmen, faculty and staff.
In accordance with CDC guidance and DoD policy, fully vaccinated personnel are not required to wear masks indoors or outdoors on federal property. All unvaccinated individuals coming on the Yard are requested to bring masks with them and should wear masks indoors and in all outdoor settings where social distancing cannot be maintained.
Gate 3 will be accessible via turnstile only; Gate 1 will be open for vehicular access from 6 a.m. - 10:45 p.m.; the Visitor Access Center will be open for pedestrian access for CAC/DBIDS holders from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Gate 8 will remain open for CAC/DBIDS holders 24-hours a day.
Health Protection Condition
NSAA and USNA reverted to HPCON B on 1 May. For more information on Health Protection Condition, please visit Naval District Washington's COVID-19 website.
In addition to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Naval Academy is following amplified guidance put forth by the Department of Defense and the Department of the Navy.
- December 29, 2020 - Superintendent’s Letter to Families, Sponsors, and Friends
- Nov. 20, 2020 - Superintendent's Message to Brigade and USNA Family
- Nov. 6, 2020 - Superintendent's letter regarding Thanksgiving
- Aug. 8, 2020 - Midshipmen to Return to Annapolis for Fall Semester
- May 18, 2020 - Naval Academy Class of 2020 Virtual Commissioning
- May 7, 2020 - Brigade Medical Unit Newsletter Vol. 6
- April 23, 2020 - Brigade Medical Unit Newsletter Vol. 5
- April 14, 2020 - Letter from the Academic Dean to the Brigade on Pass/Fail Decision
- April 10, 2020 - Superintendent's Message on Commissioning Week 2020
- April 7, 2020 - Brigade Medical Unit Newsletter Vol. 4
- March 30, 2020 - Brigade Medical Unit Newsletter Vol. 3
- March 27, 2020 - MEMORANDUM FOR ALL USNA MIDSHIPMEN
- March 27, 2020 - Letter from the Academic Dean to the Brigade On Pass/Fail
- March 25, 2020 - Brigade Medical Unit Newsletter Vol. 2
- March 20, 2020 - Brigade Medical Unit Newsletter Vol. 1
- March 18, 2020 - MEMORANDUM FOR ALL USNA MIDSHIPMEN
The brigade is receiving regular communication from the Commandant of Midshipmen, as well as midshipman leadership, on guidance, expectations, and requirements of them during this time.
Communication sent to the campus community about the coronavirus outbreak is provided below.
- March 25, 2020 - Superintendent and CMC Q&A
- March 19, 2020 - A Message from the Superintendent on COVID-19
- March 12, 2020 - Email from the Superintendent
The health and well-being of our midshipmen remains our top priority, as we continue to assess the situation and prepare for any contingency. All communication sent to the parent community about the coronavirus outbreak will be provided below.
- November 12, 2020 - Superintendent's message on additional COVID-19 precautions
- August 10, 2020 - Class of 2022 Parents Weekend
- April 10, 2020 - Superintendent's Message on Commissioning Week 2020
- March 12, 2020 - Letter to Parents
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus Response
- Maryland Department of Public Health
- Department of Defense: Coronavirus Response
- World Health Organization: Coronavirus Explained (video)
- World Health Organization: Coronavirus Guidance
Cancellations and Modifications
(This information remains current as of 6/4/21 until further notice) Effective immediately, due to current public health concerns associated with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all *public worship services held at the United States Naval Academy are canceled until further notice.
Additionally, the Main Chapel and crypt of John Paul Jones will be closed to public visitation. We will revisit this decision on a regular basis based on the health protection environment. We hope to resume providing support to a variety of faith communities in the near future.
*Funerals and weddings are private services
The Memorial Affairs coordinator is reaching out directly to the family point of contact for previously-scheduled funerals and committals.
Crypt of John Paul Jones
Due to current public health concerns associated with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the crypt of John Paul Jones will be closed to public visitation until further notice. We will revisit this decision on a regular basis based on the health protection environment.
Visitor Center, Gift Shop, and Public Tours
The Naval Academy Business Services Division has reopened the Naval Academy Visitor’s Center (which includes the Gift Shop) and is now accepting private tour reservations in advance.
(Updated 06/4/21) Out of concern due to the coronavirus, the Naval Academy Business Services Division has temporarily modified services at the following:
- 1845 Coffee: Midstore (Open Monday - Friday 0730 - 1600)
- 1845 Coffee: Gatehouse (Monday - Friday 0630 - 1400 & Saturday - Sunday 0800 -1500)
- Nimitz Library Coffee Shop (closed)
- Drydock Restaurant (Monday - Friday 1000 - 1500)
- The Alley Restaurant (TO GO Services & Indoor/Outdoor Dining Monday - Wednesday 1100 - 1400, Thursday - Friday 1100 - 2100)
- Midshipmen Store (Monday- Friday 0730-1600)
- Uniform Store (open Monday – Friday 0730-1100 & 1145-1600) (410-
- 5th Wing Dry Cleaning (Monday - Friday 0730 - 1200 & 1230-1600) (410-293-2898)
- Self Serve Laundry (open to midshipmen only)
- Barber Shop (Monday – Friday 0730 - 1145 & 1230 - 1530) (410-293-3200)
- Repair Tailor Shop (Monday – Friday 0730-1600) (410-293-3758)
- Cobbler Shop (Monday – Friday 0730-1600) (410-293-3474)
- Midshipmen Computer Repair Center (Monday - Friday 0730 - 1600) (410-293-5482)
- Warehouse (open for deliveries)
Brigade Sports Complex (closed – email email@example.com for latest info)
Club at Greenbury Point (Tuesday - Thursday & Saturday - Sunday 1130 - 1800 & Friday 1130 - 2000)
We are sincerely thankful to all of our patrons and we look forward to serving you in the near future.
Office of Admissions
(This information remains current as of 3/11/21 until further notice) After closely and carefully monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 virus nationally, we have made the decision to host the 2021 Summer Seminar and Summer STEM Camp virtually. This decision was made in order to protect the health and welfare of our summer program attendees, as well as our midshipmen, faculty and staff for each program. It is also necessary to move these programs to a virtual format for 2021 in order to enable the Naval Academy to safely prepare for the induction of the incoming Class of 2025.
We are excited to offer enhanced programming built upon the virtual experience of 2020’s Summer Seminar and STEM Camp. This year, STEM Camp participants will receive USNA STEM kits to support engagement during the academic modules. Additionally, participants for both programs will receive USNA apparel and promotional items specific to their program.
Keep in mind the applications for both programs remain open until March 31, 2021 at https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/index.php. We will begin sending selection notifications via email on a rolling basis. Our intent is to notify all applicants of their status before the end of April 2021.
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