NASWI FFR Facility & Program Closures
18 Mar 2020
Due to mandatory COVID-19 precautions, Fleet & Family Readiness facilities and programs will experience closures until further notice. Our team will update this section as updates are made via various social media platforms at www.facebook.com/WhidbeyFFR and www.facebook.com/NASWhidbeyIsland.
The following MWR facilities are now closed and will remain closed until further notice:
Auto Skills Center
Kegler’s Bar & Grill
LibertyNW Whidbey Island
NASWI Fitness Center
The following remain open:
Gallery Golf Course-open play only
CHILD AND YOUTH PROGRAMS (CYP)
UPDATED 3/21: Beginning March 23, 2020, Regatta CDC and Clover CDC will operate out of Regatta CDC until further notice. If you have any questions, please speak to your center director. The Youth Center will continue operations at the Youth Center.
Navy Childcare programs are a critical need for our Service members who need childcare to go to work every day serving our nation both at home and abroad. The health, safety, and welfare of our CYP personnel and the children they care for is our top priority. We are adapting our operations to meet both the Navy’s mission and family requirements while ensuring children in our care and our professionals are healthy and safe.
We continue to operate the Child Development Center (CDC), Child Development Home (CDH) and School Age Care (SAC) programs. As of tomorrow, Tuesday, 17 March, School Age Care (SAC) will transition to the full-time program. Effective immediately, the following Child and Youth Programs are cancelled/postponed until further notice:
-All Hourly Childcare (unless emergency);
-All Youth Sports, Youth/Teen Programs, Field Trips away from Navy Childcare facilities;
-No New Childcare enrollees into Navy operated programs (unless emergency);
-Parent fees will be waived/saved space for all personnel who implement new Navy telework agreement that temporarily allows parents to work from home while caring for their dependent children;
-Parent fees will be waived/saved space for all personnel who elect to voluntarily withdrawal their child for at least two weeks or until May 1, 2020;
Other curtailments of operations may be necessary as our situation evolves and we will communicate those as needed. If needed, we will prioritize childcare services to support mission essential personnel such as first responders and healthcare staff.
Please work with the CDC staff to discuss your individual situation.
FLEET AND FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER
Counseling Services - Telephone only to the maximum extent possible. Counselors will take appropriate measures when clients require in-person counseling.
-Hunt – Residents received an email from Hunt this morning about their services. Outdoor amenities such as the playgrounds are still available for use. Of course, please maintain appropriate precautions of social distancing.
-Housing Service Center – Telephone and email only
-Unaccompanied Housing – Open with limited staffing
-NGIS – Open-No new reservations through May 11.
-Navy Lodge – Open
-Cliffside - No new reservations through May 11.
Updated 3/19: NAVY GETAWAYS OPERATIONS: OPERATIONS ARE OPEN; CALL CENTER CLOSED UNTIL 11 MAY 2020. RESERVATIONS TAKEN LOCAL ONLY. RV PARK BATH HOUSES REMAINS OPEN TO GUESTS ONLY WITH ENHANCED CLEANING AND SUPPLIES AVAILABLE FOR GUEST USE.
(8) NGIS; OPERATIONAL, CALL CENTER WILL CLOSE UNTIL 11 MAY 2020. LOCAL RESERVATIONS ONLY, LEISURE TRAVELERS RESTRICTED FROM 23 MARCH TO 11 MAY 2020. ROOM CLEANING MAY BE REDUCED TO 3 DAYS PER WEEK EFFECTIVE 23 MAR 2020 WHERE STAFFING LEVELS MANDATE.
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