NASBLA Roundtable

State COVID-19 Graphics for Boating & Recreation

  • 1.  State COVID-19 Graphics for Boating & Recreation

    Posted 04-12-2020 04:27 PM
    We have been compiling examples of graphics the states are releasing regarding COVID-19, social distancing and boating and we are hosting them in the NASBLA Public Library for anyone interested. Also, please feel free to share other graphics from any government agency around this topic in the comments below and we can add additional images to the library as we become aware of them.

    Stay safe.


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    Ron Sarver
    Chief, Knowledge & Learning Management Systems
    National Association of State Boating Law Administrators
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  • 2.  RE: State COVID-19 Graphics for Boating & Recreation

    Posted 04-21-2020 09:53 AM
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    Here's our graphic that went out on our social media channels over the weekend. If anyone wants I can also share our talking points and our news release.



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    Lisa Dugan
    MN Dept of Natural Resources
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  • 3.  RE: State COVID-19 Graphics for Boating & Recreation

    Posted 04-22-2020 08:17 AM
    Nicely done, Lisa!  Congrats!!

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    Jim Emmons
    Water Sports Industry Association
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  • 4.  RE: State COVID-19 Graphics for Boating & Recreation

    Posted 04-23-2020 09:12 AM
    I am interested in hearing the talking points and news release that accompanied the publication.

    Thanks for sharing!


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    Mendy Harman
    Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
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  • 5.  RE: State COVID-19 Graphics for Boating & Recreation

    Posted 04-23-2020 10:07 AM
    Lisa,

    Great job!

    Could you please share with Massachusetts your talking points & news release


    Thank You,


    Merri Walker
    Massachusetts Environmental Police

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    Merri Walker
    Captain
    MA Environmental Police
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  • 6.  RE: State COVID-19 Graphics for Boating & Recreation

    Posted 04-23-2020 12:52 PM
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    Attached is the news release that went out this week. Below are the talking points I created which have been approved through our DNR commissioner and our gov's office. Of course they are specific to our state's executive order but I think the recommendations can be mirrored on all our waters and rec activities.

    Recreational Boating Guidelines/Clarifications under Executive Order 20-20

    Executive Order 20-20 allows people to be outdoors – engaging in activities such as walking, running, fishing and hunting – and to go to available public parks and public recreation lands.

    Time spent outside provides many benefits. We encourage local day use as a good way to stay healthy, reduce stress, and enjoy time with your family. However, it is essential to follow the guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health (see Protecting Yourself and Your Family and Strategies to Slow the Spread).

    When enjoying recreational boating, it is important to observe the following practices to protect yourself and others and slow the spread of COVID-19:

    • Only boat with those in your immediate household: no guests or outside-of-household family.

    • Boat close to home. Make direct trips to local accesses only: go right from your home to the access and back.

    • Maintain distance at fuel and community docks.

    • When fueling, wash your hands as you would when car fueling. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

    • No beaching or rafting with other boats: maintain social distance of 6-10 feet.

    • If you have been diagnosed with, or are exhibiting symptoms consistent with, COVID-19 (including fever, cough, or difficulty breathing), you should not leave your home at all, including to participate in outdoor recreation.  This self-isolation period should extend for at least 7 days after illness begins and 72 hours of being fever-free without using fever-reducing medications and resolution of other symptoms.

    • Know the latest information about what facilities are open. For DNR-managed sites, consult the DNR website (https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/covid-19.html) or call the DNR information center (651-296-6157 or 888-MINNDNR (646-6367)).


    We all have a role to play in protecting ourselves and fellow Minnesotans from the COVID-19 health threat. By following EO 20-20 and these guidelines, we can enjoy the many benefits of the outdoors while providing for public health, slowing the spread of COVID-19, and decreasing the potential for added strain on local communities and health care systems in Minnesota.

     

    Other Notes from Executive Order 20-20

    • The order goes into detail about what is open and can reopen, including: golf courses and driving ranges; lake service providers to install, repair and remove docks, boatlifts and other water-related equipment or deliver boats; bait shops for live bait; outdoor shooting ranges and game farms; and marina services.

    • It reopens public and private marinas and docks that provide storage, docking and mooring services to slip owners or seasonal renters, as well as facilities that provide safety-related services including fueling, emergency dockage, and sanitary pump-out stations.

    • Public and private campgrounds remain closed and dispersed camping sites remain closed. Charter boats, launches and guided fishing also are not allowed.

    • The order allows DNR staff and local units of government to operate and maintain outdoor recreational facilities and lands (such as public water accesses), so long as it's done in accordance with CDC and MDH guidance.

     



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    Lisa Dugan
    MN Dept of Natural Resources
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  • 7.  RE: State COVID-19 Graphics for Boating & Recreation

    Posted 05-08-2020 03:05 PM
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    We have the attached message up on our webpage and are in the process of getting posters printed. 

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    Chris Fallon
    New York State Parks
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  • 8.  RE: State COVID-19 Graphics for Boating & Recreation

    Posted 05-11-2020 09:34 AM
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    Attached is New Hampshire's version of the COVID-19 graphic.

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    Tim Dunleavy
    Captain
    NH State Police
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  • 9.  RE: State COVID-19 Graphics for Boating & Recreation

    Posted 05-12-2020 08:13 AM
    Attracts the eye, easy to understand graphics. Nice!

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    Kim Weeks
    Marketing Manager, Americas
    Sealite
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  • 10.  RE: State COVID-19 Graphics for Boating & Recreation

    Posted 05-12-2020 01:52 PM
    ​Here's our original response, however we are working on new messaging now, upon approval I will share.


    California's Response to COVID-19

     With Governor Gavin Newsom's Stay-at-Home Order and the critical need to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and its divisions of Boating and Waterways (DBW) and Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation, have implemented a number of safety measures to protect public health.

     

    The State of California understands the public's need to connect to the outdoors, but activities requiring travel by vehicle to destination parks or beaches are not appropriate at this time. More than ever, staying local, enjoying local neighborhoods, and walking to parks is critical to the safety of individuals, families, communities and all who provide recreational outdoor experiences.

    Below you will find a summary of DPR and DBW's COVID-19 actions to date:

     Department of Parks and Recreation

     To date, DPR has implemented the following safety measures in the state park system to support the state's efforts to slow down the spread of the pandemic disease:

     Closed some parks fully, meaning all vehicular access, trails, beaches, coastal access, marinas and restrooms within these park units are closed.

    • Closed vehicular access at all parks, including for off-highway vehicles and recreational boats.
    • Closed all campgrounds, museums and visitor centers.
    • Cancelled all events.

     

    Some parks with vehicular closures remain open for locals provided that they practice safe, physical distancing of 6 feet or more and are walking to parks near their primary residences.

     

    DPR is also working closely with local, county and public health officials, and assessing park operations on a daily basis to provide access to healthy outdoor options while emphasizing the need for safe, physical distancing. The department understands that local agencies each have unique operational considerations and strategies. As such, DPR is partnering with locals to align park operations and help the public understand and comply directives from local public health authorities.

    For a list of all closures and up-to-date information on DPR's safety measures, please visit www.parks.ca.gov/FlattentheCurve.

     

    Division of Boating and Waterways

     As California's Boating Law Administrator, DBW is actively involved in ensuring the recreational boating community is informed of the safety measures the State of California is implementing to slow the spread of COVID-19.

    Below is a summary of DBW's actions to date:

     

    • Working in tandem with DPR on the temporary vehicular access closures in all 280 state parks, including trailered vessels and boats moored in marinas within state recreation areas.
    • Updating boating organizations, marinas, and law enforcement agencies across the state on Governor Newsom's Stay-at-Home Order and DPR's implemented safety measures.
    • Working with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) regarding vessel registrations. With DMV field offices closed, recreational boaters are encouraged to conduct DMV business by using online services, DMV kiosks or by mail. Please visit DMV's website for details on these options. Law enforcement entities are aware of possible overdue vessel registrations and may allow a grace period.
    • Transitioned grant workshops from in-person to online webinars and made workshop recordings available on our webpages and on YouTube.
    • Accepting digital signatures on grant agreements.
    • Accepting scanned versions of reimbursement requests.
    • Maintaining continuity of services as much as possible while staff telework.
    • Postponing seven (7) marine law enforcement trainings until Governor Newsom's Stay-at-Home orders are modified and our training facilities have the ability to support physical distancing The delay of the 2020 training season has affected 97 officers/first responders.
    •  Continuing boating education activities including the California Boater Card program at the same level as prior to the pandemic.
    • Coordinating with the department's online K-12 education PORTS program and Zoom platforms to provide AquaSmart Live! puppet and game show performances for youth as well as boating clean and green education for adults during Earth Day/week.
    • Postponing/cancelling onsite events such as boat shows.
    • Following NASBLA's and National Safe Boating Council's lead for virtual National Safe Boating Week event planning.
    • Continuing online boating safety publication order fulfillment.
    • Conducting virtual boating clean and green program trainings and webinars with yacht club and other boating partners.
    • Continuing yacht and ship licensing program services. Performing ongoing aquatic invasive plant control efforts as needed.

    DBW will continue carrying out essential functions, while practicing all health and safety protocols recommended public health officials. The division will continue to inform California's recreational boating community about COVID-19 efforts and how boaters can continue with safety education and vessel maintenance while sheltering in place through its social media platforms.

     

    Continuous monitoring

     

    As California continues to issue guidance on preparing and protecting Californians from COVID-19, DPR is monitoring the situation closely and is following guidance by the Governor's Office via the California Department of Public Health, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, and the Governor's Office of Emergency Services.

     

    DPR has developed a one-stop resource center – www.parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve -- to find park safety and closure information, and messaging and graphics from the "Flatten the COVID-19 Curve at Parks" social media awareness campaign. The public is encouraged to visit this webpage regularly, as it will be updated with new information as it becomes available.

     

     



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    Ramona Fernandez
    Boating Law Administrator
    CA State Parks, Div of Boating & Waterways
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  • 11.  RE: State COVID-19 Graphics for Boating & Recreation

    Posted 05-12-2020 01:45 PM
    Attached are a few graphics created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers related to COVID-19 and boating/recreation.

    Take Care


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    Pam Doty
    National Water Safety Program Manager
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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  • 12.  RE: State COVID-19 Graphics for Boating & Recreation

    Posted 05-13-2020 10:19 AM
    Our friends from Transport Canada have provided the following:​

    COVID-19 measures, updates, and guidance issued by Transport Canada (links added to Marine tab)

    EN - https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/initiatives/covid-19-measures-updates-guidance-tc.html

    FR - https://www.tc.gc.ca/fr/initiatives/covid-19-mesures-mises-a-jour-lignes-directrices-tc.html

     

    COVID-19: Physical distancing for Canadian boaters (accessible PDF)

    EN - https://www.tc.gc.ca/documents/2019-2020-AA-36-COVID-19_SOCIAL_DISTANCING_BOATERS_17x11_EN_V05_ACC.PDF

    FR -  https://www.tc.gc.ca/documents/2019-2020-AA-36-COVID-19_SOCIAL_DISTANCING_BOATERS_17x11_FR_FINAL_ACC.PDF

     

    Guidance posters: Planning on boating across the border? Don't.

     

     

     



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    Tom Dardis
    RBS Outreach Coordinator
    USCG HQ
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  • 13.  RE: State COVID-19 Graphics for Boating & Recreation

    Posted 05-14-2020 08:56 AM
    I think this collage/collection of graphics is great. Okay to share the whole thing?

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    Kim Weeks
    Marketing Manager, Americas
    Sealite
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  • 14.  RE: State COVID-19 Graphics for Boating & Recreation

    Posted 05-14-2020 01:48 PM
    Hi Kim,

    Feel free to share any of these graphics! The graphics are also available for download in our public library: https://community.nasbla.org/viewdocument/covid19-graphics.

    Thank you!

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    Taylor Matsko, Communications & Outreach Coordinator
    NASBLA | (859) 225-9487
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  • 15.  RE: State COVID-19 Graphics for Boating & Recreation

    Posted 05-13-2020 01:26 PM
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    Here's South Dakota's social distancing graphic.

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    Joe Keeton
    Law Enforcement Specialist
    South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
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  • 16.  RE: State COVID-19 Graphics for Boating & Recreation

    Posted 05-14-2020 10:41 AM
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    We put out an infographic and blog post on the Dos and Don'ts for Boating and Social Distancing back in March on this topic. Both are available to be shared.

    Gail Kulp

    Sea Tow Foundation



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    Gail Kulp
    Executive Director
    Sea Tow Foundation
    gail@boatingsafety.com
    631-876-5077 (office/cell)
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  • 17.  RE: State COVID-19 Graphics for Boating & Recreation

    Posted 05-26-2020 10:04 AM
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    Here's the infographic that ACA created for boating & recreation.



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    Kelsey Bracewell
    Safety Education & Instruction Manager
    American Canoe Association
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