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CDC Recommended COVID-19 Household Checklist

4/6/2020 by US Harbors

As a family, you can plan and make decisions now that will protect you and your family during a COVID-19 outbreak. Stay informed and in touch Get up-to-date information about local COVID-19 activity from public health officials Ask your neighbors what their plan includes. Create a list of local organizations… SEE MORE

Links to Coastal State Offices and Local Fish & Wildlife Depts.

4/6/2020 by US Harbors

Trying to get out of the house for some fresh air but not sure about the latest COVID-19 closures in your state? Click the links below to find out current regulations and up-to-date closures in your area. US Fish and Wildlife Service Alabama Alaska California… SEE MORE

Houseboating on the St. Johns River, DE. By Jennifer Armstrong, Holly Bluff Marina.

News from Our Coasts (Week of 3/30/2020)

4/3/2020 by US Harbors

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: US Harbors is now posting a weekly news summary of announcements and stories received from our coastal community. This is the first of our weekly posts, and includes timely information on what people who boat and fish should/should not do during the COVID-19 outbreak as well as… SEE MORE

COVID-19 Resources from the Rhode Island Marine Trades Organization

4/3/2020 by US Harbors

RITMA, Rhode Island Marine Trades Organization In an ever-changing news landscape, RIMTA hopes to provide a sounding board for its members. For more information on any of the below, or if you have an unanswered question you’d like to ask please contact A Member of the RIMTA Team. 1)… SEE MORE

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The Life Jacket Association Guidelines for Cleaning and Storing Your PFD

4/2/2020 by US Harbors

The Life Jacket Association (LJA) provides the following guidance.  For more information on the LJA please visit their website at If you think your product has been exposed to a virus, clean as recommended by the manufacturer and then let dry in warm, low humidity environment for at least 72… SEE MORE

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Maryland Clarifies "No Recreational Boating" Order

4/2/2020 by US Harbors

By Meg Walburn Viviano. The Chesapeake Bay states are now all under individual Stay at Home orders, with Washington, D.C. following Maryland, Virginia and Delaware’s COVID-19 pandemic precautions. What exactly the orders mean for various outdoor activities has been tricky to pin down. The state of Maryland went far enough… SEE MORE

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What Does Gov. DeSantis’ Safer at Home Order Mean?

4/2/2020 by US Harbors

By Zachary T. Sampson. Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday announced a stay-at-home order for Floridians. The state was slower than many to take such a strict measure. When does the order take effect? Friday at 12:01 a.m. It’s supposed to be in place until April 30. How is this different than the local… SEE MORE

Self Isolation Hacks from Offshore Sailing

3/30/2020 by US Harbors

By Amory Ross. As the world around us slips into Coronavirus isolation the concept of confined spaces and limited freedoms can be daunting. I remember the first time I sailed across an ocean and the first time I had those same feelings. The reality is that, since then, isolation has… SEE MORE

Exercising During Coronavirus: Can I Jog? Is That Water Fountain Safe?

3/23/2020 by US Harbors

By Gretchen Reynolds. With almost all of us spending a lot of time at home because of the coronavirus pandemic and some under edicts to shelter in place and avoid going out at all, those of us who are used to regular exercise naturally have pressing questions and concerns about… SEE MORE

Outdoor Activities for Social Distancing

3/22/2020 by US Harbors

During this period of social distancing, now more than ever we realize how important it is to feel part of a larger community. While most of the activities below can be done alone or with a loved one with whom you are isolating we ask that you check regulations in… SEE MORE


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