UPDATED MARCH 14, 2020
Having recently added to our staff, Dr. Matt Welder, our Director of Capt. Hook’s MTAC (medical training in austere conditions) and being around medical professionals all week supporting the USU Dive Medicine Course, some in the thick of the crisis, we are very aware of the COVID-19 virus situation. (See Capt. Hook’s MTAC page).
Foremost on our minds is the safety of our employees and our customers, which is why we have taken the following precautionary measures:
We are, and will be frequently, cleaning all surfaces with an anti-viral agent to reduce the possibility of any transfer.
Our rinse for all of our rental equipment is Sani-Q, which is on the list of the Center for Disease Control as a disinfectant/ combatant of COVID-19, and we are following the directions to ensure complete sanitation of our equipment.
For dive instruction, we will be simulating breath sharing and not actually sharing a regulator between divers or instructors.
Most, if not all, of our instruction is private, and we have eliminated all group instruction situations where participants don’t know one another. We have enough instructors to accommodate everyone that wants to learn to scuba dive.
We are following all guidelines recommended by the CDC and adhering to travel bans and prohibiting employees from returning to work, if needed.
Employees are being informed to report any travel by themselves, family members or friends that they have come in contact with.
As a safety precaution, employees that suspect exposure to the virus will be self-quarantined and not allowed to return to work for 14 days. We are doing all we can to keep our employees abreast of COVID-19 developments.
We will continue to update you on our efforts to minimize the impact of the virus and modify our approach as more information makes itself available.