Health & Safety Information: CORONAVIRUS COVID-19
June 18, 2020
As of July 2, 2020, we will begin operating ferry service to Angel Island State Park from Tiburon. Due to the new COVID-19 restrictions our vessel capacity has been reduced therefore we will begin selling ferry tickets online through our website as of today. Advanced bookings will be REQUIRED in order to ride the ferry.
COVID-19 Safety Protocols
Our Angel Island Ferry Team has implemented various new policies and protocols to help keep our customers and crew safe. These protocols follow the CDC, the State of California and the County of Marin’s recommendations.
Customers will be required to follow the County of Marin’s and the Angel Island Ferry’s guidelines to help protect all of our customers and employees.
– Face coverings will be required while waiting in line and while on board the vessel (Children under 2 years of age are exempt).
– Social distancing guidelines will need to be followed by using the markers on the ground and on the vessel. Please respect other groups/individuals space while waiting in line and while on board.
– Hand sanitizer will be given to each customer before boarding the vessel.
Cleaning and Disinfecting Protocols
– Thorough cleaning in high traffic areas is performed regularly. Commonly used surfaces are frequently disinfected.
– Vessels will be disinfected between each ferry run.
– All shared equipment and touchable surfaces are cleaned and sanitized between each use.
– Customer entrances and exits will be equipped with proper sanitation products, including hand sanitizer and/or sanitizing wipes.
– Hand sanitizer will be provided.
– Sanitizing supplies are provided to promote employees’ personal hygiene. This may include tissues, no-touch trash cans, hand soap, adequate time for hand- washing, alcohol based hand sanitizers, disinfectants, and disposable towels.
– Cleaning products are used that meet the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s- approved for use against COVID-19 list.
– Ferry schedules and/or other procedures have been modified to provide adequate time for regular, thorough cleaning, or other measures.
– Employees are provided adequate time to implement cleaning practices before and after shifts.
– Employee breaks and break rooms are managed to allow employees to eat on premises in designated areas where they can remain 6 feet apart.
– Tape or other markings have been placed at least six feet apart in customer line areas on sidewalks or other walkways near public entrances with signs directing customers to use the markings to maintain distance.
– All desks or individual workstations are separated by at least six feet or employees otherwise maintain six feet if workspace is limited.
Employees have been trained on the following topics:
– Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on COVID-19, how to prevent it from spreading, and which underlying health conditions may make individuals more susceptible to contracting the virus.
– Self-screening at home, including temperature and/or symptom checks using CDC guidelines.
– The importance of not coming to work if employees have a frequent cough, fever, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, recent loss of taste or smell, or if they or someone they live with have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
– The vulnerability of older adults and people with chronic medical conditions, and the need to practice particular caution to protect these groups.
– The importance of frequent handwashing with soap and water, including scrubbing with soap for 20 seconds (or using hand sanitizer with at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol when employees cannot get to a sink or handwashing station, per CDC guidelines).
– Manufacturer’s directions and Cal/OSHA requirements for safe use of personal hygiene and cleaning products.
– The importance of physical distancing, both at work and off work time.
Proper use of face coverings, including:
– Face coverings do not protect the wearer and are not personal protective equipment (PPE).
– Face coverings can help protect people near the wearer, but do not replace the need for physical distancing and frequent handwashing.
– The importance of washing and/or sanitizing hands before and after using or adjusting face coverings.
– Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
– Face coverings to be washed after each shift.
We appreciate your patience and look forward to having you on board.
The Angel Island Ferry Team
For any questions related to Angel Island State Park’s COVID-19 Safety Protocols please contact them via phone: 415-435-5390 or visit their website.
For more information on the County of Marin’s Safe Reopening Guidlines please visit the Marin Recovers Website.