COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum makes every effort to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, visitors, and community. The Museum provides many different opportunities for engagement and learning, and different programs require different safety protocols.

For all programs attendees, volunteers, and visitors: If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or feeling unwell in any way at any time, please stay home.

As of September 1, 2021, here are the Museum’s COVID-19 safety protocols:

  • Museum Visitors: All visitors are required to wear masks inside museum exhibition buildings or in outdoor situations where social distancing cannot be maintained. Please visit the Plan Your Visit section of the website for more details.
  • In-Person Courses, Workshops, and Adult Rowing Clubs: Due to the extended and repeat close contact and/or indoor settings of the Museum’s courses, workshops, and adult rowing clubs, vaccination is required to protect the safety of everyone participating in these programs. Those with proof of a medical exemption may participate and wear a mask.
  • Public Events: The Museum is following the CDC’s Guidance for Large Gatherings. All unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask, indoors or outdoors, for the duration of these public events. Masks are encouraged for everyone. 
  • Youth Rowing Practices and School Programs: School-based youth rowing practices and other school programs will follow school guidelines for after-school sports practices.

Per Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Personnel Policy, all staff and volunteers of Lake Champlain Maritime Museum are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (except for staff and volunteers with proof of medical exemption) as of September 15, 2021.

Safety protocols are subject to change as conditions and state and federal recommendations change. We will update these protocols regularly to be in line with the current guidelines. Thank you for being part of our community and working together to stop the spread of COVID-19.