COVID-19 Response

SCMI COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response

The health and safety of our staff, students, and members is our highest priority. SCMI is following our administrative campus, California State University Long Beach, guidelines and are currently open for essential services only.  We will continue to monitor the situation and follow updated guidelines from CSULB and the State. These protocols will be updated as State and local guidelines change.

Effective immediately, all visitors coming to SCMI will be required to fill out the COVID-19 Questionnaire before entering the facility:

If you answer yes to any of the questions, please do not enter the property.

All visitors will be required to wear a face covering and adhere to the following safety and social distancing protocols:


Any visitor coming to SCMI or the R/V Yellowfin will be required to wear a face covering. Visitors must supply their own masks.


Work at SCMI and on the R/V Yellowfin will require gloves for people touching common working surfaces. Visitors must supply their own gloves. While not wearing gloves, everyone should wash their hands every 30 minutes.


While on workstations, visitors and staff must maintain social distancing of 6 feet as much as possible, and wear gloves and masks.

The California State University Long Beach protocols can be found here for reference:

Dive Locker:

Please follow the CSU/OSI Dive Locker Protocols found here: COVID-19 Protocol- CSUOSI Dive Locker

Before you plan to use the Dive Locker please contact SCMI staff, Carrie Wolfe and Adriana Stowell, so we can ensure the number of people accessing the room can maintain social distancing.

Please email SCMI’s DSO Darrell Montague for dive and boat safety related questions.

Thank you for helping to keep SCMI safe!