COVID-19 on the Water
Staying healthy and safe out on the water, dock or beach:
Stay clean to stay healthy. This means washing your hands and equipment often, and keeping your hands away from your face (especially your eyes, nose and mouth) It is vital now more than it has been in the past to be cleanly. No shaking hands, high fives or hugs, and we must be especially careful with any interaction that involves an exchange of cash or products. Be sure to sanitize after any such interactions.
Keeping away from crowded public areas. Social Distancing is the term for this, but it means that even in a public area, like the fishing pier or bait shop, you must stay 6ft away from other people. Of course this rule does not apply to your children or close loved ones, rather anyone that doesn’t live with you. Remember, although you may not be susceptible to death by COVID-19, this doesn’t mean that someone else you may come into contact with won’t be. It is important to know that this virus is effectively spread via the respiratory system and being in confined indoor spaces may make you vulnerable or susceptible to spreading or contracting this virus. This being said, activities in outdoor settings with ample air flow and space between fellow visitors is perfectly acceptable and reasonably safe. Fishing piers, private boating trips and charters, beaches and parks, while practicing good social distancing are better than being stuck at home for 2 weeks.
If you suspect yourself of having Coronavirus, please call your doctor or nearest hospital to let them know you may be infected. It is important for the health and safety of the community that you do not go out and spread this virus. DO NOT go to the emergency room if you show symptoms of Coronavirus. Call your doctor and get tested. Testing is FREE.