NAVAL STATION NEWPORT, R.I. COVID-19 Update HPCON C
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COVID-19 UPDATE (November 12, 2020):
Due to rising COVID concerns in the surrounding community, the NAVSTA Newport Commanding Officer has directed implementation of select Health Protection Condition (HPCON) C measures effective immediately. Military members should consult their chain of command for details. This change will NOT directly impact base services. At this time the following service restrictions remain in effect:
- The Commissary and NEX will operate under limited customer capacity IAW RI state guidelines. The barber shop will remain open to active duty only.
- NGIS and the Navy Lodge are only accepting reservations for official travel only.
- Gates 1, 17 and 23 will remain open 24/7. Gate 7 will be open per the current schedule.
- Non-essential MWR activities are closed/cancelled.
MWR REOPENING (Updated 1-8-21)
MWR OVERALL: 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 is open by reservations only, two bays and one lift. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance and can not be made the day of. To make a reservation, visit https://square.site/book/LEHNKAECK5ZSJ/mwr-auto-skills-center-newport-ri. Auto Skills Center hours available for reservations are Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1 to 4 p.m.
Starting Saturday, January 16 the hours change to: 9 to 10 a.m., 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 12 to 1 p.m., 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., and 3 to 4 p.m. 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 militarychildcare.com. 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 DineOnTheGoMIDLANT.com 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. Download menu at www.navylifenpt.com/dining/dine-on-the-go.
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: Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-12 p.m. & 2-7 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday & Federal Holidays, Closed.
POOL OPERATIONS: The six lane pool is open to Active Duty Personnel, reservations at
https://square.site/book/LF9NDT7W1CYSG/john-h-chafee-pool-newport-ri. Reservations can be made 8 hours in advance (up to 7 days in advance) first come, first served in 45-minute blocks (Monday through Friday, 9 to 9:45 a.m., 10 to 10:45 a.m., 11 to 11:45 a.m.)
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.