Yes, We are Open!All Portland cruises will be departing from SE Caruthers Landing through July
We are taking steps to help protect your health by following all applicable laws and regulations concerning COVID-19 safety
COVID-19 Statement - updated June 27th, 2020
Portland Spirit River Cruises has served Oregon and Southwest Washington for 26 years, operating five vessels from downtown Portland and Cascade Locks. Near June 20th we learned that several of our employees tested positive for COVID-19. Those that tested positive were Portland Spirit office employees except for one, who worked on a boat the week prior for one day. Out of caution we closed our office, our Portland vessels, the Locks Waterfront Grill in Cascade Locks and the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler for additional deep cleaning and for testing or quarantining of employees as appropriate.
The health and safety of our guests and staff will always be our number one priority. We will continue to meet or exceed the OHA guidelines and react swiftly to situations should they arise. Our vessels, cruises, restaruants in Portland and Cascade Locks are now open with continued rigorous attention to every operational mandate.
Portland Spirit River Cruises offers our most sincere thanks to our guests. We will continue to work hard to be a credit to our community. See you on the river.
Updates and Cancellations
- All Portland cruises will be departing from our location at SE Caruthers Landing through July due to protests taking place near our Salmon Street boarding location.
- 7 Wonders of the Gorge Cruises have been cancelled for 2020
- All Jet-boat cruises have been cancelled for 2020
- Flashback Dance Cruises have been cancelled until further notice.
What we ask of our customers:
·Please do not come to dine with us if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, have been caring for or in contact with someone with COVID symptoms, or have any reason to believe you may have been exposed to the virus (cough, shortness of breath / difficulty breathing, fever or chills, muscle pains, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell)
·We are unable to seat more than 10 people at a table
·Maintain social distance of 6 feet from other guests and staff as much as possible
·Wash hands as often as reasonably possible, use hand sanitizer at other times
·Avoid touching things that are not necessary to touch
·Be understanding of delays that may occur due to necessary precautions
·It is currently mandatory to wear masks indoors in Multnomah and Hood River counties
What we expect from our staff:
·Do not come to work if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, have been caring for or in contact with someone with COVID symptoms, or have any reason to believe you may have been exposed to the virus
·If you begin to show symptoms or know that you have been exposed after working, you must keep us informed
·Do not spend unnecessary time in the office (eg. if you arrive early to work, head straight to the boat)
·Wear mask at all times at work: masks will be provided. If you have a cloth mask at home, you can bring it as long as it’s work appropriate, disposable masks will be provided.
·Wear gloves whenever handling dining utensils such as silverware, napkins, plates, or glassware
·Wash hands thoroughly (30 seconds) as often as possible.
·Maintain effective communication to ensure high-traffic areas are being sanitized regularly
·Wash hands and change gloves between different tasks (sanitizing, handling food, taking payment, etc.)
·Maintain social distance of 6 feet between co-workers and with guests as much as possible
·Only one staff member in smoking and break areas at a time on each vessel.
Dennis Corwin, General Manager
Visit the following websites for more information on COVID-19.
CDC · Multnomah County · Oregon Health Authority
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