Covid-19 Protocols and Procedures, 6/21

Covid-19 Protocols and Procedures, 6/21

last updated June 10, 2021

**Please note these are special policies and procedures for keeping CCRA rowers and coaches as safe as possible during COVID. These procedures are subject to adjustments as information and circumstances change.**

Cortlandt Rowing will be following local and US Rowing guidelines regarding COVID-19 health and safety protocols. These protocols will ensure the health and safety of all rowers and staff.

Outdoors, 2021:

For Youth Athletes and Coaches

  • Rowers and coaches are required to wear their own freshly cleaned face mask, fully covering nose and mouth, while on-site. No exceptions! Before leaving car, facemasks must be on. 
  • Masks while rowing: masks may be removed after leaving the dock, but must be placed over the nose and mouth before docking.
  • Health screenings will occur at the start of every practice.
    • Coaches will do a temperature check on themselves and all rowers upon arrival, using a no-touch thermometer. Rowers will be sent home if their temperature is 100.4 degrees or higher.
    • Rowers will no longer be asked to answer screening questions. However, rowers should self-evaluate, and stay home if any of the following are true: 
      1. Have you had any typical COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days (fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc)?
      2. Have you had close contact with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days?
      3. Have you had a positive COVID-19 test in the past 14 days?
      4. Have you traveled from an area with significant community spread of COVID-19 for longer than 24 hours within the past 14 days?
  • Drivers/spectators may remain on premises during practices, but standard rules of social distancing apply. When in doubt, please wear a mask to be respectful of others.

For Masters Athletes and Coaches

  • Fully vaccinated masters are no longer required to wear masks on land.
  • Rowers will no longer have temperature checks or be asked to answer health screening questions. However, rowers should self-evaluate, and stay home if any of the conditions (see Youth section, above) are true.
  • Masters are encouraged to sign up for organized practice slots at least 24 hours in advance, using the existing signup sheets web page.
  • Masters approved for independent rowing must abide by the rules on the Independent On-Water web page, including the use of the independent on-water signup system, and strict adherence to cleaning/disinfecting protocols.
    • Any member who violates these agreements will lose rowing privileges immediately, for the duration of the current season (or beyond)

For all Athletes and Coaches

  • CCRA-provided hand sanitizer is available while on land.
  • Storing of personal items in the locked shed during practice is discouraged, but permitted if necessary.
  • 6-foot social distancing from others is encouraged.
  • In case of inclement weather, practices will be cancelled.
  • Coaches and rowers will be cleaning and disinfecting equipment and boats after each use. Rowers will receive instruction on proper procedures and use of cleaning/disinfecting agents.

COVID / Sickness

  • You are required to self report your exposure to anyone diagnosed with COVID19. 
    • If known to be in direct contact, and not fully vaccinated, you must self-quarantine for 10 days before returning to practice.
  • All rowers must self-monitor for symptoms of COVID19 daily.  If your temperature is 100.4 degrees or higher, you can not attend practice.
  • Practices may need to be temporarily suspended:
    • for deep cleaning/disinfecting of all equipment, in the event that a rower or coach is suspected to be COVID-19 positive while on-site.
    • If local or US Rowing guidelines suspend rowing activities due to increased health exposure of COVID-19

Indoors, 2020-21 (Masters only)

In addition to the general covid rules outlined above for outdoor activities, the following apply to indoor use at the 6th St location:

  • one or two people maximum in the CCRA’s second floor space at any time; two ergs available. Pairing up with a buddy is optional, there are risks and benefits that should be kept in mind, i.e. health and safety risk of erging or weight-lifting alone; COVID-risk of erging with someone else in an indoor space. Please take proper precautions.
  • advance online signup required: 1.5 hour (max) time slots, 5am – 9pm
  • required at all times: mask or face shield
  • social distancing guidelines must be followed
  • rowers must disinfect equipment after use, including ergs, weights, and other high touch surfaces
  • rowers are encouraged to bring their own personal equipment (e.g. mats (with name))