COVID-19 Updates (5/20/20)

The situation regarding coronavirus (C0VID-19) continues to evolve, and we want to share with you the most recent actions we are taking at Twin Bridges Marina (TBM) to protect the well-being of our team members and our customers.

On Monday, March 23, 2020 Governor Jay Inslee announced the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order which will take effect beginning Thursday March 26, 2020 and was initially scheduled to continue for two (2) weeks.  This order has since been extended through May 4, 2020.  On May 4, 2020 Governor Jay Inslee signed a new COVID-19 order for phased re-opening of Washington’s economy.

“This phased approach to re-opening our economy will allow us to move forward with a careful and thoughtful balance of our state’s health and economic needs,” Inslee said. “However, if infection rates and hospitalizations for COVID-related issues go up, I would not hesitate to scale these efforts back down to protect public health and save lives.

“The less time we spend in public, the more lives we will save,” Inslee said.

This order will have four phases and you can copy and past the link below for details:

https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/SafeStartWA_4May20_1pm.pdf

Because TBM provides many of our customers with access to their homes in the San Juan Islands and there is a need for marina personnel to monitor and protect all TBM customer boats while in storage, TBM is considered by the state to be an essential form of business and thus allowed to continue essential operations.  Tom ‘n Jerry’s Boat Center is allowed to continue servicing and maintaining customer boats as well.

Here at TBM we our doing our best to practice social distancing and encourage others to do the same.  We have implemented the following best practices in order to comply with the spirit and intent of the state order:

  1. Our administrative offices are now open with limited capacity.
  2. All services and appointments are to be made via phone (Office: 360-466-1443). This includes service personnel scheduled to work on customer boats.
  3. We ask that you please assist in the launch and retrieval of your boat on and off the forks so that our operators can continue to operate safely while incorporating social distancing in their day to day operations.  Dock assistants will be present to assist with launch and retrievals while practicing social distancing but will not assist in loading or offloading personal belongings.
  4. TBM staff will regularly clean and disinfect gate, bathroom door, faucet and toilet handles.
  5. Every other outdoor work stand will remain vacant so as to allow adequate spacing between customers when able to do so.

It is important for everyone to understand that our ability to keep TBM open depends on customer’s understanding and complying with this state order to the best of their abilities.  If you travel is not essential, our recommendation is that you stay at home.  More stringent lock-downs may come from the state if enough people do not follow proper social distancing and best practices.

Thank you for your loyalty and understanding during this challenging time.  We will continue to monitor this situation and update our website if conditions change.