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.

COVID-19 Pre-Screen Questionnaire:

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 that covers both their mouth and nose. Mask must be worn throughout the facility including the outside areas.  Visitors must supply their own masks.

Hand Washing:

Hand sanitizers are at every entrance and distributed throughout the facility.  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.

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.


Gloves should be routinely worn when cleaning/disinfecting or whenever you may come in contact with pathogens, blood or bodily fluids; however, are not recommended at other times.

Close-toed shoes are required on the entire property

R/V Yellowfin:

Please follow the CSU/OSI R/V Yellowfin Protocols found here: COVID Adviz_CSUOSI RV Yellowfin

Dive Locker:

Please follow the CSU/OSI Dive Locker Protocols found here: COVID Adviz_- 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.

Small Boats:

Please follow the CSU/OSI Small Boat Protocols found here: COVID Adviz_- CSUOSI Small_Boat

Before you plan to use the small boats please contact SCMI staff, Carrie WolfeAdriana Stowell, and Darrell Montague.

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!