Covid Protocols & Policy



These are the protocols we have adopted
to keep everyone safe

Vaccination – All coaches and athletes must be fully vaccinated and appropriately boosted to participate.

Masks – Masks are optional when indoors (Erg Room), outdoors, and on the water.

Disinfecting – We will continue to disinfect the oar grips and erg handles after each row.  Ergs are to be wiped with disinfectant after each use.

Coxswains – Are strongly encouraged to place a finger cot (AB will supply) over the microphone. Please dispose of properly after practice. Coxswains in stern coxed boats are strongly encouraged to wear a mask.

Testing – To the extent free testing is available at your school, weekly testing will be required. Athletes in the other sports are required to do so.  We will do the same.

Quarantine – Do not come to practice or a regatta if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or if you test positive. In that case, notify your coach ASAP. You will then be required at a minimum to follow applicable CDC Guidelines before returning to practice or participating in a regatta. If you have close contact* with someone who tests positive or experiences symptoms, then you may have to quarantine if you are 18 or older and have not received a booster.  Because all coaches and athletes are fully vaccinated, we anticipate that most of you will not be required to quarantine as a result of close contact.

Arlington-Belmont Crew requires that all athletes and coaches be fully vaccinated to participate, absent a health or religious exemption to be considered at our discretion. Starting March 28, 2022, a "fully vaccinated person" is one who is 14 days out from either their 2nd dose of a two-dose vaccine regimen or the single dose J&J vaccine and who has received a third (or second in the case of J&J) booster shot. Those who have had the Covid-19 virus and have recovered are NOT considered fully vaccinated. In anticipation of this requirement, we strongly urge you to get the booster shot when you first become eligible.

You are not eligible to participate if:

  • You are ages 18 or older and completed the primary series of recommended vaccine, but have not received a recommended booster shot when eligible (starting March 28th 2022).
  • You received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine (completing the primary series) over 2 months ago and have not received a recommended booster shot (starting March 28th 2022).
  • You are not vaccinated or have not completed a primary vaccine series.

* Close contact, according to the CDC Guidelines means: Someone who was less than 6 feet away from an infected person (laboratory-confirmed or a clinical diagnosis) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes). If you come into close contact with someone with COVID-19, you should quarantine if you are in one of the following groups:

Updated: March 25 2022

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