MWR COVID updates as of 12-18-20


MWROVERALL: As NAVSTA Newport enters into an updated HPCON status, MWR activities will slowly begin to resume operations.  Initially these will be heavily restricted in nature, with gradual expansion to follow. Patrons can expect limitations and requirements that may include things such as wearing of masks, health and temperature screenings, usage restrictions, etc.  Your Newport MWR team is excited to get back to providing 
services for our patrons, and we ask for your patience and understanding as we slowly work through the reset process.  Specific program updates will be posted on both our social media accounts and website, so we encourage everyone to stay tuned.

AUTO SKILLS CENTER: Auto Skills Center Bays will open by reservations only.  Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance and can not be made the day of.  To make a reservation, visit  Auto Skills Center hours available for reservations are Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m., two bays and one lift.  This does not affect the car wash which is always open 24/7, no reservation needed.

CHILD & YOUTH PROGRAM: CYP programs are preparing to expand capacities as the base transitions to HPCON Bravo.  The focus continues to be on COVID Mission Essential Personnel.
   For families not currently enrolled who are seeking care:
   - We are not currently accepting new enrollees.  You can still register for a future spot on  Once we can accept new enrollees they will be taken off of this list via the standard CNIC priority system.
   - Exceptions to the policy for new enrollees may be requested on a temporary basis based on mission critical needs.  Please contact our front desk at (401) 841-4562 if you need more information.
   The CYP team is continuing to work diligently to ensure a safe, positive environment for your children – and we look forward to seeing more of them back soon!

DINE ON THE GO: Order online at or download the app, Order and on base delivery only, hours are Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., (also order Leisure Bay coffee Monday - Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and get it delivered with your food order); Saturday and Sunday 3 to 7 p.m.; Christmas Day closed.  Download menu at

JOHN H. CHAFEE FITNESS CENTER: The John H Chafee Fitness Center is open limited hours for walk in Active Duty Personnel ONLY.  Patrons will continue to be required to pass screening and temperature checks before entering, and strict limitations apply to the number of patrons authorized within each area of the facility.  Commands looking to reserve exclusive time/space may reserve our newly assembled command fitness location in the basketball court area for their exclusive use.  Locker rooms and showers remain closed, and we encourage everyone to read the FAQ’s (located on gym webpage) prior to coming to the fitness center.  Questions, call (401) 841-2512.  Hours: Until Thursday, December  17: Monday-Friday 5 a.m.-
2 p.m. & 2-7 p.m., Saturday, Sunday & Federal Holidays Closed.  Holiday stand down period Friday, December 18 - Sunday, January 3: Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-12 p.m. & 2-6 p.m., Saturday & Sundays, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Federal Holidays, Closed.  Monday, January 4 until further notice: Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-12 p.m. & 2-7 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday & Federal Holidays, Closed. 
POOL: Closed

LEISURE BAY INTERNET CAFE: Open Monday through Friday (drive thru opens at 6:30 a.m.) store opens 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Purchase your Starbucks coffee, drinks and more plus a selection of sandwiches, chips and cookies.  All vehicle drivers use drive-thru, if on foot go inside to order and take out only (one person at a time).  The computers are not available for use during COVID-19.  Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Weekends & Holidays 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  (Christmas Eve & Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.)