COVID-19

COVID-19 Boathouse Reopening Update – July 8, 2020

We have moved to Step 2 of our Phased Reopening Plan with limited coached sessions for current adult and youth members of our club, following the protocols outlined below.

For coached programs, Nate Stenchever has produced an instructional video “The COVID Protocols”  to augment our written Procedures (Youth’s version or Master’s version). Please note that while this video is amazingly helpful for getting a feel for how procedures flow, the written procedures contain additional details and should be seen as the authoritative, detailed version. We have also further refined the latest version of our Coach Protocols, Youth Safety Monitor Procedures, and Adult (uncoached) Safety Monitor Procedures . We encourage all members to continue to review the procedures and protocols to ensure that they have the most up-to-date information.

Health and safety of our members and our community continues to be our number one priority and member adherence to OAR’s strict safety protocol has been noticed and appreciated by the local boating community. Well done and thank you!

COVID-19 Boathouse Reopening Update – June 1, 2020

In addition to adult members being cleared to use Private and Club singles, we have moved to Step 1.3 of our Phased Re-opening Plan with limited sessions for current adult and youth members of the club accompanied by a safety launch, following the protocols outlined below. 

We plan to offer coached sessions for new (novice) adults and youths later this summer – please stay tuned for more news soon on likely dates.

Before coming to the boathouse for the first time:

  • Complete the new, online COVID-19 Contract and Waiver (Junior’s version or Master’s version). This details your responsibilities as a rower privileged to be able to row at this time!
  • Review and follow our new Procedures (Junior’s version or Master’s version). These are significantly different from pre-COVID-19 procedures.  For Juniors, a trained Safety Monitor in addition to your safety launch driver will be present at the boathouse to help guide you through the new boathouse flow, equipment location, disinfecting protocols, and physical distancing. For Masters, the safety launch driver will act as the Safety Monitor.
  • Junior athletes will need to complete a virtual on-boarding zoom session before their first outing – times and dates for which will be communicated to you via email.

Before you come to the boathouse (every time):

    • Check your launch window on the 2020 sign-up sheet (located under the Members login) and ensure that you are timely (not late or early). To comply with USRowing and the State of Washington requirements, we must limit the number of people at the boathouse and on the docks at any one time.
    • Take your temperature and refer to our Pre-Outing Home Checklist
    • Remember to bring your mask, alcohol-based hand sanitizer, towel, filled water bottle, life jacket, and a watch to wear on the water.

Stay home if you (or a household member) have:

    • Been out of the geographic area in the last 14 days, or have traveled by plane.
    • Tested positive for COVID-19 (and you do not yet have a doctor’s note that you can return to rowing).
    • Been exposed to a person who has been sick and/or diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
    • Any symptoms of COVID-19.

Please notify Dr. Jim Kruidenier (OAR COVID-19 Boathouse Site Supervisor and OAR Vice President, jkruid@comcast.net, (360) 789-6489) if you were physically at the boathouse in the last 14 days and have been exposed to a person who has been sick and/or diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days or if you have tested positive for COVID-19. 

In the event that a member who has been rowing contracts COVID-19, the boathouse will be immediately closed pending cleaning and contact tracing of potentially exposed individuals.

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If you have any questions regarding OAR’s COVID-19 response, please contact:
Richard Hull, PhD, OAR COVID-19 Task Force Lead and Head Coach.
Dr. Jim Kruidenier, OAR COVID-19 Boathouse Site Supervisor and Safety Monitor Trainer and OAR Vice President
Kathryn Reith, OAR Masters Lead Coach and COVID-19 Protocol Development

COVID-19 Safety Protocol – May 26, 2020

Currently, adult members following the protocol outlined below are cleared to use Private and Club singles.

We plan to offer coached sessions for adults and youths later this summer – please stay tuned for more news soon on likely dates.

Boat reservations and waivers are required; please read the protocol below for details on how to safely get back on the water.

Before coming to the boathouse for the first time:

  • Complete the new, online COVID-19 Contract and Waiver. This details your responsibilities as a rower privileged to be able to row at this time!
  • Review and follow our new Procedures. These are significantly different from pre-COVID-19 procedures. A trained Safety Monitor will be present at the boathouse to help guide you through the new boathouse flow, equipment location, disinfecting protocols, and physical distancing. If you have any questions, please contact Kathryn Reith.

Every time you plan to come to the boathouse:

  • Use the 2020 Masters Sign-up Sheet (located under the Members login) to sign up for a time to row. To comply with USRowing and the State of Washington requirements, we must limit the number of people at the boathouse and on the docks at any one time. Your signup time will include a launch and landing window. A trained Safety Monitor must be present at the time of your row.

Before you come to the boathouse:

  • Take your temperature and refer to our Pre-Outing Home Checklist
  • Remember to bring your mask, alcohol-based hand sanitizer, towel, filled water bottle, life jacket, and a watch to wear on the water.

Stay home if you (or a household member) have:

  • Been out of the geographic area in the last 14 days, or have traveled by plane.
  • Tested positive for COVID-19 (and you do not yet have a doctor’s note that you can return to rowing).
  • Been exposed to a person who has been sick and/or diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
  • Any symptoms of COVID-19.

Please notify Dr. Jim Kruidenier (OAR COVID-19 Boathouse Site Supervisor and OAR Vice President, jkruid@comcast.net, (360) 789-6489) if you were physically at the boathouse in the last 14 days and have been exposed to a person who has been sick and/or diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days or if you have tested positive for COVID-19.

In the event that a member who has been rowing contracts COVID-19, the boathouse will be immediately closed pending cleaning and contact tracing of potentially exposed individuals.
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If you have any questions regarding OAR’s COVID-19 response, please contact:
Richard Hull, PhD, OAR COVID-19 Task Force Lead and Head Coach.
Dr. Jim Kruidenier, OAR COVID-19 Boathouse Site Supervisor and Safety Monitor Trainer and OAR Vice President
Kathryn Reith, OAR Masters Lead Coach and COVID-19 Protocol Development