Loggerhead Marinelife Center opens to the public with new safety policies

Loggerhead Marinelife Center and the Juno Beach Pier are back open to the public amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

LMC posted in a press release that it’s implemented several changes to help ensure the safety of all visitors, staff, and the sea turtle patients at this time. Those changes include a limited guest count, hand sanitizing stations, encouraging social distancing, and face coverings.

If you want to visit the Center, you will be required to wear a face covering during your visit. Staff and volunteers at Loggerhead are also required to wear them. Guests under 2 years of age do not have to wear a face covering. The Center has also stationed two staff members to make sure that no more than 100 guests are congregated by the Outdoor Sea Turtle Hospital and Tortuga Terrace at one time.

“We look forward to welcoming our guests back to our campus. The health and safety of our staff, guests, volunteers and sea turtle patients are our top priorities, and in response to this global pandemic, we have reworked our daily operations to provide the utmost safety and health standards possible,” said Tim Hannon, LMC Chief Operating Officer in a press release. “We encourage guests to visit us, but to also be a part of the solution by adhering to best practices administered by the CDC.”

The Sea Turtle Hospital at LMC has resumed its general operating hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Juno Beach Pier has resumed its sunrise to sunset operations, Monday through Sunday with the following safety measures in place:
  • Limited guest count to maintain social distancing
  • All transactions will be conducted through a partitioned window
  • The pier will have increased sanitation efforts, involving hourly cleaning of the pier house interior and bait stations
  • The Center recommends but does not require face coverings for guests at the JBP

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