Tri-state area says yes to boating

Published on April 19th, 2020

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy in the USA announced that marinas, boatyards, and marine manufacturers in their states will be allowed to open for personal use.

Having been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the governors declared personal use will be allowed as long as social distancing and sanitization protocols are followed, however, rentals or chartered watercraft services are not included in this order.

“Throughout this pandemic, we’ve worked closely with our friends in neighboring states to implement a uniform regional approach to reducing the spread of the virus,” Governor Cuomo said. “Aligning our polices in this area is another example of that strong partnership, and will help ensure there is no confusion or ‘state shopping’ when it comes to marinas and boatyards.”

“We’ve committed to working with our regional partners throughout this crisis to align our policies when and where appropriate,” said Governor Murphy. “A unified approach is the most effective way to alleviate confusion for the residents of our states during the ongoing public health emergency.”

“Our states share workforces, resources, public transit, and we all have share a connection on the water,” Governor Lamont said. “This is yet another example of how our states have shared interests, which is all the more reason to collaborate on these kinds of decisions. This decision provides uniformity across our marinas.”

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