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U.S. Naval Academy Coronavirus Guidance
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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.

Visitor Restrictions

(This information is current as of 9/9/21 until further notice.) The U.S. Naval Academy and Naval Support Activity (NSA) Annapolis have transitioned into HPCON B; this change went effect Monday, August 2.
 
HPCON B indicates an increased level of community transmission. CDC and DoD guidance for mask wear and social distancing remains in effect. For information on HPCON levels, please visit https://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/ndw/om/covid-19-health-protection-condition.html.
 
At this time, the Naval Academy remains open to general public visitation and normal access procedures.

Access (policy and procedures for public visitation on the Yard):

  • General visitors are only allowed to walk onto the installation between general visiting hours (sunrise to 7 p.m.), with a U.S. Department of Homeland Security REAL I.D. Act compliant government photo I.D. card, U.S. or foreign passport. Visitors younger than 18 years old are allowed pedestrian access if they are accompanied by an adult with a valid REAL I.D. Act compliant I.D., U.S. or foreign passport. Guests arriving after general visiting hours for special functions must be able to explain their purpose for visiting, location of the event, or name and address of the resident they are visiting. General visitors will be screened with a magnetometer and have their bags X-rayed or visually inspected for contraband.
  • General visitors with government-issued disability parking/placard license plates or placards may be granted vehicle access at Gate 1 and Gate 8 during FPCON Alpha and Bravo during general visiting hours (sunrise to 7 p.m.) and for special events. The individual with disabilities shall be in the vehicle and provide REAL I.D. Act compliant identification for identity proofing as listed on the Department of Homeland Security website (https://www.dhs.gov/real-id). The photo identification will be compared to the parking certification card that was issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) along with the issued disability parking/placard. The operator of the vehicle shall submit to a vehicle inspection at the Entry Control Point (ECP).  
  • General visitors arriving for a personal ceremony (funeral, retirement, etc.) by vehicle may be granted access at Gate 1 or Gate 8 but must provide a REAL ID Act compliant identification for identity proofing as listed on the Department of Homeland Security website (https://www.dhs.gov/real-id). The operator of the vehicle shall submit to a vehicle inspection at the Entry Control Point (ECP). 

Services:

  • While the Yard will soon open to the General Public, please understand that many of our retail business areas (tours, restaurants, stores, etc.) are not staffed at full capacity and may not be for several more weeks. Flexible employees make up an important part of our workforce and are just beginning to return to work post-COVID. However, like many other local businesses, it will take time for our employees to return and become reacquainted and retrained in the roles they will be filling. The U.S. Naval Academy is excited to host visitors and asks that everyone remain patient as we increase our staffing levels to better serve you. 

Mask Wear Policy

(This information is current as of 08/2/2021 until further notice.) In accordance with the updated guidance issued by the Deputy Secretary of Defense on July 28, 2021:

 

"In areas of substantial or high community transmission, DoD requires all Service members, Federal employees, onsite contractor employees, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask in an indoor setting in installations and other facilities owned, leased or otherwise controlled by DoD."
The levels of community transmission are low, moderate, substantial, and high.

 

Effective immediately, mask wear is now required indoors regardless of vaccination status. Outdoor mask wear remains unchanged, unvaccinated individuals shall be masked if they are unable to maintain proper social distancing.

 

Health Protection Condition

NSAA and USNA reverted to HPCON B on 2 August. For more information on Health Protection Condition, please visit Naval District Washington's COVID-19 website

DoD/DoN Guidance

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.

Midshipman Updates

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

Communication sent to the campus community about the coronavirus outbreak is provided below.

Parent Updates

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.

Resources

Cancellations and Modifications

Worship Services 

(This information remains current as of 7/1/21 until further notice) The Naval Academy Chapel is open for visitors most weekdays, except when the Chapel is being used for weddings, funerals and memorial services, and other special events. Hours for visitation are from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. 

*Funerals and weddings are private services

Funerals

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

The Crypt of John Paul Jones is open for visitors most weekdays, except when the Chapel is being used for weddings, funerals and memorial services, and other special events. Hours for visitation are from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. 

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.  

Retail Services

(Updated 06/28/21) While the Yard is open to the General Public, please understand that many of our retail business areas (tours, restaurants, stores, etc.) are not staffed at full capacity and may not be for several more weeks. Flexible employees make up an important part of our workforce and are just beginning to return to work post-COVID. However, like many other local businesses, it will take time for our employees to return and become reacquainted and retrained in the roles they will be filling. The U.S. Naval Academy is excited to host visitors and asks that everyone remain patient as we increase our staffing levels to better serve you.

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 - Wednesday 0730 - 1800 & Thursday - Friday 0730 - 1600)
  • 1845 Coffee: Gatehouse (Monday - Tuesday 0630 - 1400 & Wednesday 0630 - 1900 & Thursday - Friday 0630 - 1400 & Saturday - Sunday 0800 -1500)
  • Nimitz Library Coffee Shop (closed) 
  • Drydock Restaurant (Monday - Friday 1000 - 1600) 
  • The Alley Restaurant (TO GO Services & Indoor/Outdoor Dining Monday 1100 - 1400, Thursday - Friday 1100 - 2100)
  • Midshipmen Store (Monday - Wednesday 0730 - 1800 & Thursday 0730 - 1600)  
  • Uniform Store (open Thursday – Friday 0730-1100 & 1145-1600) (410-293-2906)
  • 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 (Thursday – Friday 0730-1600) (410-293-3474)
  • Midshipmen Computer Repair Center (Monday - Friday 0730 - 1600) (410-293-5482)
  • Warehouse (open for deliveries)
  • Brigade Sports Complex (The BSC is currently offering limited operations. Please call the Front Desk at 410-293-9700 for more information.)
  • Club at Greenbury Point (Tuesday - Thursday & Saturday - Sunday 1130 - 1800 & Friday 1130 - 2000)
*Not Open on Federal Holidays.

We are sincerely thankful to all of our patrons and we look forward to serving you in the near future.

 

Navy Sports

For the latest information on Navy varsity athletics please visit NavySports.com

 

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