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 (CSULB), guidelines and are currently open for essential services only. The CSULB guidelines can be found here: https://www.csulb.edu/covid-19
Due to current surge of the Omicron variant, we have updated our face-covering requirements.
Persons at the facility are now required to wear a well-fitting medical-grade mask, surgical mask, or higher-level respirator such as an N-95 or KN-95 filtering respirator at all times indoors, outside in large groups, and on the R/V Yellowfin.
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.
SCMI is considered a remote campus of CSULB and as such persons accessing the facility this fall are required to be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Effective immediately, all visitors coming to SCMI will be required to fill out the COVID-19 Questionnaire before entering the facility: https://forms.gle/EwGwj8gwFnyhfRmD9
If you answer yes to any of the questions, please do not enter the property.
Visitors may be asked to show proof of completing the questionnaire so please keep the confirmation email accessible on your device.
All visitors will be required to wear a face covering and adhere to the following safety and social distancing protocols:
Persons at the facility are now required to wear a well-fitting medical-grade mask, surgical mask, or higher-level respirator such as an N-95 or KN-95 filtering respirator at all times, indoors and outdoors.
Any visitor coming to SCMI or the R/V Yellowfin will be required to wear a face covering that covers both their mouth and nose. Mask must be worn throughout the facility, indoors, on the R/V Yellowfin, and outside. Visitors must supply their own masks.
While on workstations, visitors and staff must maintain social distancing of 6 feet as much as possible.
Please do not congregate anywhere inside the building. Please direct groups to wait outside where the colored stencils will help maintain social distance.
No more than 2 persons at a time in each restroom, please queue outside.
Close-toed shoes are required on the entire property
Please follow the CSU/OSI R/V Yellowfin Protocols found here: COVID Adviz_CSUOSI RV Yellowfin
Please follow the CSU/OSI Dive Locker Protocols found here: COVID Adviz_- CSUOSI Dive Locker
Please follow the CSU/OSI Small Boat Protocols found here: COVID Adviz_- CSUOSI Small_Boat
Please email SCMI’s DSO Darrell Montague for dive and boat safety related questions.
The California State University Long Beach protocols can be found here for reference:
Thank you for helping to keep SCMI safe!