Providence to Newport Ferry resumes summer services

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Providence-to-Newport Ferry resumed services Friday morning with some new restrictions in place to keep passengers and staff safe.

Before passengers can board, high-touch surfaces, like tables and railings, are disinfected. Bathrooms are cleaned before and after each trip and as needed.

Boats are fogged with a sanitation spray night each night, and have reduced their capacity from 149 to 89 passengers per boat.

Passengers and staff are required to wear a face mask at all times, and social distancing measures are enforced.

“The reservation system went live last week and there has been a pretty good response as far as people booking,” said John Silvia, general manager SeaStreak ferries.

SeaStreak also screens it’s employees before work and requires they fill out a questionnaire about their symptoms.

Ferries make 4 round-trips each day, and run 7 days a week until October 12th. They make stops in Bristol on weekends.

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