Keeping you safe: Our COVID-19 reopening procedures

Posted by Lauren Sedam | May 7, 2020

As the coronavirus began making headlines, we at Wekiva Island began taking precautions to help keep our guests safe. Now, as countries around the world are beginning to take slow steps to open back up, our focus remains on your safety.

Wekiva Island will reopen our food truck and our canoe/kayak livery at 8 a.m. Friday, May 8. We will continue to follow official guidance as we slowly reopen. We will now be operating with WISDOM (Wekiva Island’s Social Distancing Operating Mode).

Here are some of the changes you can expect with WISDOM.

  • Our hours will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
  • Our bar and general store remain CLOSED. NO ALCOHOL can be brought on property, and no coolers will be allowed. We will be selling non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Without a Paddle Café will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. offering delicious food items for purchase. Outdoor, distanced seating will be available.
  • There will be a $2 admission fee. Contactless payment via credit card is encouraged. Upon entry, we will be taking all guests’ forehead temperatures. If you have a temperature of 100 degrees or above, you will not be allowed entry.
  • We will operate at a reduced capacity of 50%, per the Seminole County Executive Order. Social distancing of 10 feet or more between parties will be enforced. Parties cannot include more than 10 people, even if they are separated into two groups. Our staff will be wearing masks, and we will continue with our increased sanitization efforts.
  • Contactless payment via credit card is encouraged. If you would like to rent a vessel, we encourage you to sign the waiver in advance here.
  • Our boat ramp is open. You can launch your own vessel for a fee of $10.
  • Our cabanas are available for rental to enjoy social distancing. See them here or call (407) 913-5441. All WISDOM procedures apply, and you must abide by the cabana rental agreement and procedures sent with your rental.

Again, your safety and the safety of our staff is our top priority. We look forward to allowing our community the chance to enjoy some great food and physical activity on the beautiful Wekiva River.

This situation is fluid. We will continue to monitor official guidance and will adjust operations accordingly. Please follow this post or our social media pages for updates.