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Visitor Information

(This information is current as of 8/2/21 until further notice.) 
The U.S. Naval Academy and Naval Support Activity (NSA) Annapolis have transitioned into HPCON B; this change will go into 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). 

Mask Wear Policy

(This information is current as of 8/2/21 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.
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