COVID Rules and Regulations 2.0 have been adopted by the Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education.
According to officials at the Piney, Point, Maryland-based campus, these new rules, which must be strictly adhered to by all concerned, override any prior rules and regulations until further notice.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the following rules and regulations must be adhered to for your safety, as well as all staff, visitors, guests and contractors safety:
- Once you arrive on campus and check in, you WILL NOT be permitted to leave base. This includes during exercising (walking, running, riding bikes, etc.) Please pack and prepare for your time at the school, just as if you were going to a ship. If you choose to leave base without prior approval, you will be denied access when returning. Under certain circumstances, you may be allowed to leave base, with PRIOR approval from the Assistant Vice President, for approved clinic runs or similar. Additionally, there will be no store (Walmart/Target) or church runs.
- When arriving, you must fill out and sign the health questionnaire which will be provided to you upon check-in at the front desk. You will also be shown a campus safety and sanitation video and will be asked to sign a statement indicating that you have seen the video.
- When inside of any buildings and in common areas on campus, you must wear a protective face covering/mask which is secured behind both ears or head. You will not be required to wear face masks when in your hotel room/personal space or outside. Face coverings that are NOT acceptable include; Bandannas, T-shirts, any covering with inappropriate art, words, references. In the event you do not have a proper face covering/mask, they will be available for sale in the sea chest.
- You will be required to adhere to campus wide social distancing guidelines. Maintain at least a 6-foot distance between yourself and other individuals. This includes while on break from class. 5. Students will be permitted to order needed supplies online, and have them delivered to the school address.
- Be sure you have all needed medications with you, and have enough supply to last you through the extent of your stay on campus.
- Mooney’s Pub/Port of Call Bar will remain closed due to COVID and renovation until further notice.
- The Health Spa is open, with restrictions (no more than 10 people at a time). All guidelines must be followed when in the health spa including wearing a mask.
- The pool will be open with social distancing in place.
- If at any time you develop symptoms or feel/become sick please report it to a staff member and report to the nurse immediately for further direction.
- All students’ temperatures will be taken upon arrival to the school and daily in the morning in the classroom. In addition, students are subject to random temperature checks throughout the day. If it is found you have a temperature of 100.4 F or above you may be denied access to the facility and/or class. Please keep in mind you cannot miss more than 10% of any class or you must repeat the class and you will NOT be permitted in class with a fever. NOTE: When a remote temperature gun is being used, any temperature that measures over 99 degrees F will be considered a fever. This will require an additional test and other possible screening. Readings from temperature guns are typically around one degree lower than what would be indicated on a standard oral thermometer.
- NO spouses, family members or guests will be permitted on campus, at any time.
- All meal hours will be assigned and strictly adhered to by all students. You WILL NOT be permitted into the galley/ cafeteria outside your assigned meal time.
The following rules govern student transportation to and on the Paul Hall Center campus:
- All students traveling in a school vehicle must wear a protective mask during transport.
- All students will be subject to temperature checks prior to entering a school vehicle for transport. If it is found that you have a temperature at or above the readings described above, you will be denied transport. Denial of transport is for the safety of all school staff, students and guests.
- In the event you are denied transport in a school vehicle, you will be provided with an information sheet from the driver. The information sheet will list local testing sites, emergency rooms and hotels for your convenience.
- If you travel using your personal vehicle, you will be subject to temperature screenings at the front gate. If it is found you have a temperature at or above the readings above, you will be denied access to the campus.
- In the event you are denied access to the campus, security will provide you with an information sheet containing local testing sites, hotels and emergency rooms for your convenience.
- In the event you are denied transport or access to campus, please contact the Travel department toll free at 877-789-7829