DEEP is excited to be getting back to our new normal consistent with the direction of Governor Lamont and as a result of the rapidly improving COVID-19 situation in Connecticut. Starting no later than June 1, all customer facing services will resume normal business operations. For detailed information for what this means at DEEP and for the public we serve, visit our "New Normal" website: DEEP New Normal Information

Connecticut Boating COVID-19 Updates

As of March 30, 2021

Governor Lamont Statement on Final Passage of Legislation Concerning the COVID-19 Public Health and Civil Preparedness Emergencies


As of January 26, 2021
Governor Lamont extends Connecticut's State of Emergency to April 20, 2021 which suspends certain legal restraints enabling DEEP and our partners to provide on-line safe boating courses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Commissioner Dykes also issued an Order with details for this effort.  Specifically, the on-line classes will be held on an interactive videoconferencing platform which provide the opportunity for dialog between the instructors and students.  DEEP will now also allow the boating safety course students or those wishing to take an equivalency examination to take an on-line examination. 
Registration information for classes can be found at:  https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Boating/Education/Boating-Classes  
As of September 1, 2020
Governor Lamont extends Connecticut's State of Emergency in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic to February 9, 2021. The signed order suspends certain legal restraints enabling DEEP and our partners to provide on-line safe boating courses during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Commissioner Dykes also issued an Order with details for this effort.  Specifically, the on-line classes will be held on an interactive videoconferencing platform which provide the opportunity for dialog between the instructors and students.  DEEP will now also allow the boating safety course students or those wishing to take an equivalency examination to take an on-line examination.  Registration information for classes can be found at:  https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Boating/Education/Boating-Classes  or requests can be made through DEEP.BoatingClasses@ct.gov.
As of June 17, 2021

All persons using state boat launch facilities and docks should maintain a six-foot social distancing separation from non-family members.  Where this distance is not possible, face coverings should be worn. All persons boating with non-family members should maintain a six-foot social distancing separation from non-family members.  On vessels where this distance is not possible, face coverings should be worn.

As of May 6, 2020
Governor Lamont issued Executive Order #7JJ on May 6, 2020 which suspends certain legal restraints enabling DEEP and our partners to provide on-line safe boating courses during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Commissioner Dykes also issued an Order with details for this effort.  Specifically, the on-line classes will be held on an interactive videoconferencing platform which provide the opportunity for dialog between the instructors and students.  DEEP will now also allow the boating safety course students or those wishing to take an equivalency examination to take an on-line examination.  Registration information for classes can be found starting Saturday, May 9, 2020 at:  https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Boating/Education/Boating-Classes  or requests can be made through DEEP.BoatingClasses@ct.gov.

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Safe Boating Online Learning Classes are available now!

These classes will be taught by DEEP Instructors and Approved Private Boating Class Providers.



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