Summer Safety Guidelines

New Safety Guidelines

Manage Park Capacity

To ensure proper social distancing, and because of state regulations, we have temporarily decreased the capacity allowed inside the facility. We will increase the capacity within the waterpark as updated state or federal regulations allow.  The tremendous size of our property allows us to safely social distance and we do not anticipate having to turn park visitors away. We will monitor the situation and post updates on our website.

Please expect longer-than-normal wait times to pass through our health screening and security checkpoint, purchase tickets, process season passes, enter the park, check in to cabanas, receive food and beverage service, and experience attractions. Please plan accordingly. We thank you for your patience.

Guest communication

Before arriving, check our website and Facebook page for the latest park hours, updates, and more! You will notice new information signage around the water park that includes key safety messages and instructions so keep an eye out for them! Announcements about social distancing and proper hygiene will be played frequently.

Implement Daily Wellness Checks

Team members and guests are encouraged to perform a Self-Health Check prior to visiting the park by asking themselves the questions listed below and by taking their temeratures at home. They can also use the Virginia Department of Health COVIDCheck, which can be found here.

Team members and guests undergo a verbal screening upon arrival each day. Team members also receive a temperature check and are sent home if their temperature is at or greater than 100.4 °F. The screening questions include:

  1. Have you personally experienced any of the following signs or symptoms within the last 72 hours?
    • A temperature at or greater than 100.4° Fahrenheit (38° Celsius)
    • Coughing
    • Shortness of breath of difficulty breathing
    • Chills
    • Repeated shaking with chills
    • Muscle pain
    • Headache
    • Sore throat
    • New loss of taste or smell 

2. Have you had close contact with any person known to have COVID-19 or that has demonstrated any of the signs or symptoms within the last 14 days?

Answering yes to any of these questions will prevent you and your party from entering the park.  Please plan to visit once everyone in your party is well. The CDC and local health departments advise that older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medial conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. There is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 while in any public place where people are present. By visiting Ocean Breeze Waterpark, you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Face Masks

Team members are required to wear a face covering in virtually every area of the park. Between rides and attractions, guests are recommended to wear face coverings. Due to safety constraints, face coverings are not permitted while in the water or on rides.

Practice Social Distancing

Guests are guided by signs and announcements to stay at least six feet, and where noted, ten feet from others and limit interactions with those who are not in their party. Visual cues are provided with ground markers to assist guests with social distancing practices while in line at the park entrance, attractions, restrooms, food service locations and more. While in any line throughout the park, please practice social distancing by maintaining one or two persons per floor marking. Deck layouts are modified to ensure distancing in all lounging and dining areas. Acrylic barriers have been put in place at our food and merchandise locations to limit exposure.  “Safety Ambassadors” provide friendly reminders to guests about social distancing. They are easily identifiable with neon yellow shirts that labeled “Safety Ambassador”.

Please Note: Social Distancing is a shared responsibility between our guests and the park. We provide guidance, but we count on our guests to follow this guidance in order to maintain the safest conditions for all guests and staff members.

Promote Hand Hygiene & Respiratory Etiquette

Additional hand sanitizing stations are placed throughout the park, and signs are displayed to encourage all employees and guests to wash their hands often and cover their coughs and sneezes.

Clean, Disinfect and Sanitize on a Continuous Basis

Our pool water is maintained at the required water chemistry and is checked and posted at the entrance of the water park according to health department requirements. The CDC has shown that proper operation, maintenance and disinfection of pool water kills the virus that causes COVID-19 in seconds.

Team members are assigned additional duties that support cleanliness throughout the park, including disinfection of handrails, deck seating, tabletops, tubes, door handles, and other surfaces.

Encourage Electronic Payments

Guests are encouraged to purchase admission tickets online prior to arriving at the park to minimize interactions during the park entry experience. Guests are encouraged to use card instead of cash while visiting. Apple Pay and Google Pay are available at all Point-of-Sale locations. We also encourage the use our cashless options. Season Passholders can add cashless value to their Season Pass card through Mypass.  Cashless payment can also be added to single day wristbands or gift cards.

Height Checks

All height checks will be conducted at the Front Gate. Kids that still have room to grow into an attraction will receive a wristband that indicates which rides they are eligible to ride on. For safety reasons, lifeguard may still request a height check at their discretion.

Manage Use of Indoor Areas & Communal Spaces

Homeland Security’s biodefense research laboratory states, “sunlight seems to be very detrimental to the virus,” and “within minutes, the majority of the virus is inactivated on surfaces and in the air in direct sunlight.” Our guests spend their entire day outdoors in the sunshine or in shaded areas, except for the restroom buildings and other minor service areas which are disinfected regularly throughout the day. Employee break areas are expanded for social distancing and use of communal areas is staggered.

Some Rides or areas may be closed

Certain areas or rides may be temporarily closed for safety reasons, for enhanced sanitation or to maintain social distancing.

Provide a COVID-19 Training to All Team Members

All employees will be trained on COVID-19 safety protocols and safe behaviors.

COVID-19 Response Plan

If a person presents symptoms consistent with COVID-19 while on-site, we have new deep cleaning measures to enact.