Updated September 1st 2021
A message from the Beaver Island Boat Company,
The health and safety of our employees and our passengers has always been a priority for our company. The Beaver Island Boat Company is committed to meeting the guidelines of the CDC, the Federal Transportation Administration, The Michigan Department of Transportation and the Beaver Island Transportation Authority to protect you as well as ourselves. We will do our part, and we ask you to help us comply with the above regulatory agencies.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an Order on January 29, 2021, requiring the wearing of masks by travelers to prevent spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Conveyance operators must also require that all persons wear masks when boarding, disembarking, and for the duration of travel.
TSA has extended the face mask requirement for all transportation networks, including public transportation, through January 18, 2022. TSA’s initial face mask requirement went into effect on February 1, 2021 with an expiration date of May 11, 2021 and was then extended through September 13, 2021.
Here are some of the things we are doing now until the guidelines change:
We will be doing the following, subject to change as the COVID-19 situation changes:
Passengers are required to wear a face mask in order to board the ship an don the Shuttle bus.
Face masks are not required while outside.
Social Distancing – six foot spacing will be mandatory where possible.
Hand sanitizers will be available in many locations throughout the vessel.
All crew members will be required to wear face masks when interacting with other crew members or passengers.
Sanitation will be an ongoing process during each sailing.
Here are some things you can do to help:
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
Use onboard hand sanitizers (we are well stocked!)
Cover your mouth and nose with tissue or inside of elbow when sneezing or coughing
Avoid close contact with others by allowing at least six feet between fellow riders while waiting in line and at least one empty seat while onboard the vessel
Stay home if you are not feeling well, or if you have had close contact with someone who is feeling unwell
Wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth
We ask that face coverings are fit snugly over the nose and mouth, in compliance with CDC guidelines. Please click here to learn more.
Please click here for a thorough list of CDC Guidelines.