Starting the season several weeks behind schedule, the crew of Miss Buffalo II have made the necessary updates to the vessel to comply with the requirements outlined in the New York Forward Safety Plan Template. Bar and Snack and Catering services will resume with some restrictions implemented by the Erie County Health Department.
Hand sanitizer stations and signage throughout the boat, plexiglass dividers and touch-less payment systems at the bar and ticket window, and daily health screening of all crew are among the new health and safety measures being implemented. Trip manifests will also be used to assist with contact tracing efforts.
‘The safety of our passengers and crew has always been of utmost importance and has increased tenfold in the midst of the pandemic that has gripped us all. Our crew will continue to work hard to ensure that they meet the latest guidelines provided by the CDC and other outlets. We have developed new training protocols for the crew with a focus on high-touch areas like handrails, doorknobs, and other surfaces. We have reconfigured our floor plan to allow for social distancing and have a new schedule that will be rolled out later this week on our website and social media,’ said BHC President, Ryan Hayhurst.
Masks will be required for boarding, disembarking and when passengers are moving about the boat or in situations when remaining socially distant is not possible. BHC will have masks on hand for passengers.
‘So far 2020 has only gave us lemons, so we made lemonade â€¦ this season passengers will be able to enjoy brand new bathrooms (heads) and a lower bar that we have named Jack’s Cove after my uncle Jack! We are excited to get Buffalo back on the water for a sailor’s point of view. We are op