Erging COVID Protocol (effective 2/15/21)


ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE FROM THE VENUE

  1. All participants, spectators, and employees must adhere to six-foot physical distancing.
  2. Members must self-evaluate daily for symptoms. Anyone experiencing symptoms or have been around others that have symptoms must stay at home.
  3. Practice good personal hygiene including washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, using hand sanitizer, refraining from touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, coughing and sneezing into an elbow, etc.
  4. Members are to follow Columbus Executive Order 2020-08. Masks are required when not actively erging/working out


BOATHOUSE OPERATIONS

  1. Locker Rooms shall remain closed.


SCIOTO ROOM OPERATION

  1. Members shall reserve an erg using iCrew application.
  2. Only members with erg reservations should be in the Scioto Room. No guests allowed, no waiting before your assigned time slot, or congregating after your time slot.
  3. Ergs are to be maintained at minimum 12’ increments, per USRowing recommendation. See diagram below for erg placement (drawn to scale). Ergs must remain on matts provided.
  4. Erg placement will be rotated every two weeks by GCRA Equipment committee. Mats will be cleaned during this time.
  5. All equipment including ergs, weights, etc. must be wiped down and sanitized after use. This includes the erg screen, seat, slide, and handle.
  6. Athletes shall not touch other athlete’s equipment, water bottles, or personal items.
  7. Equipment shall be disinfected and remain in place. Ergs will be stored if there is a scheduled event by GCRA equipment committee.
  8. Door handles should be wiped down between sessions.
  9. It is strongly recommended to form “pods” in which members consistently work out together, in order to avoid cross contamination.
  10. Coaches shall wear masks at all times and adhere to the 6 foot social distancing practices.


POSITIVE CASES IN OUR COMMUNITY

  1. In the event of a positive COVID-19 test result (regardless of symptom vs no symptom), individual is to 14 day quarantine and retest. We request that any individual who tests positive notify an officer with the dates they were last at the boathouse.
  2. Those with close contact of a positive COVID-19 member are also required to quarantine for 14 days. Close contact is defined as those who were less than 6’ for more than 10 min. Officers will attempt to notify anyone who may have been at the boathouse at the same time as a positive testing individual and the general membership will also be notified.
  3. GCRA will have a 72 hour shutdown after COVID-19 positive individual was at premises. After 72 hours have passed, then a complete wipe down of surfaces with disinfectant is required and all boathouse common surfaces will be sanitized.


Scioto Room Erg Placement Diagram, drawn to scale:




On-Water COVID Protocols (effective 2/15/21)

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE FROM THE VENUE

  1. All participants, spectators, and employees must adhere to six-foot physical distancing if not actively participating in rowing.
  2. Members must self evaluate daily for symptoms. Anyone experiencing symptoms  or have been around others that have symptoms must stay at home
  3. Practice good personal hygiene including washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, using hand sanitizer, refraining from touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, coughing and sneezing into an elbow, etc.
  4. Team cooler or water stations are prohibited.
  5. Masks are required unless actively rowing.  


BOATHOUSE OPERATIONS

  1. Members to enter through lower doors on river side only.
  2. Locker Rooms shall remain closed.
  3. Toilet rooms will be open. Members are encouraged to only use the toilet rooms if absolutely necessary. Access shall be from the lower lever and through the stair to main lobby only.


BOAT BAY OPERATION

  1. Members shall reserve and check out shells using new on-line reservation application to reserve, check-out and check-in every shell.
  2. Members of an assigned crew must wait outside until all members of the crew have arrived.
  3. Slings to be maintained on the exterior at 6’ increments.
  4. All equipment including slings and lights shall be wiped down and sanitized after every use and before being stored.
  5. Athletes shall not touch other athletes equipment, water bottles or personal items.
  6. Oars shall be disinfected and returned to storage by the member checking out set of oars.
  7. All shells to be fully wiped down with disinfectant by members to include seat, oarlock, and shoe inserts.

 

PARP OPERATION

  1. Participants will be asked to wear a face mask while not rowing. PARP will have masks available for the participants and volunteers.
  2. PARP coaches and volunteers will be trained and reminded to uphold the social distancing rule. For situations that require transfer and/or close assistance to the athlete, the coaches and volunteers who are involved will wear goggles and/or facemasks and gloves.
  3. When possible PARP will assign equipment to the individual athlete that will not be shared with other participants. PARP will label the piece of equipment with the athletes name. All equipment will be wiped down and disinfected before and after each use by PARP coaches and staff. Equipment that will be assigned to the individual include oars, seats, cushions, and straps.
  4. Shared equipment, i.e. shells, will be sanitized between uses.
  5. PARP coaches and/or volunteers will take the oars, seat and shell to the dock. They will also assist setting up the equipment. Touch points on the equipment will be wiped down by a volunteer.
  6. PARP specific rowing windows will be made available in order to limit the use of the boathouse to only athletes, volunteers, and coaches associated with PARP. Other GCRA Members will not be permitted to row during these scheduled times.

 


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