Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

Tuesday, September 8.  5pm

CRI is moving to PHASE 3 Opening staring Monday, September 14.  Starting Monday, the 2nd floor, bathrooms and lockers will open with restricted access. Additional access includes: 

  • Permitting 3 people access to each upstairs locker/restroom at a time: 3 in mens' room; 3 in womens' room 

  • Red Cubbies on 1st floor for temporary storage of personal items

  • Open shelving on the 2nd floor along the low wall for public storage of personal items

Update/Notes:

  • We will begin enhanced cleaning protocols, including daily "fogging" of our high use areas 

  • Community members erging/working out indoors (outside of coach supervision/classes), stretching, warmups are not permitted.

  • Community access to the weight room, kitchen and 1980 room is prohibited

  • No showering is allowed

  • Locker use is intended for daily use only, no overnight storage. Items left overnight may be removed and/or thrown out.

We will remain vigilant and will continue to monitor guidance from the authorities and track state and local rates of infection in order to keep our community safe and healthy.  And, we will update any of our operations and procedures accordingly. 

Frequent Updates   General Info   What to Expect  Instructions on How to Get on the Water  Wellness Check  FAQ

Frecuent

We ask everyone to complete a Rower Wellness Check on the same day you plan to row at CRI.  

 


Tuesday, August 18.  3:00pm

The Commonwealth reporting map announced:   Governor Baker announced a new web based map on key COVID-19 metrics as part of the administrations efforts to partner with MA cities and towns to slow the spread of COVID.  View the reporting map here.

Reminder:

All visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts must follow the new Massachusetts Travel Order.  Rhode Island has been removed from the Department of Public Health’s lower risk state list. 

All visitors entering Massachusetts, including returning residents, who do not meet an exemption, are required to complete the Massachusetts Travel Form prior to arrival, unless you are visiting from a lower-risk state designated by the Department of Public Health.


Thursday, August, 6.  4:45pm.  

Massachusetts Travel Order Update

Effective Immediately:  All visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts must follow the new Massachusetts Travel Order.  

NOTE:  Question 3 of the CRI Daily Wellness Check has been updated to reflect changes to the travel order.  Please review this updated language and make sure you are adhering to all Massachusetts and CRI policies as posted each day.

Question 3 now reads:

I have not been asked to self-isolate or quarantine by a doctor or a local public health official. This includes the State of Massachusetts travel advisory that requires everyone visiting from a US state other than Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Hawaii to self-quarantine for 2 weeks or receive a negative test within 72 hours of returning. 

Effective Friday August 7:   Rhode Island will be removed from the Department of Public Health’s lower risk state list.  All visitors entering Massachusetts, including returning residents, who do not meet an exemption, are required to complete the Massachusetts Travel Form prior to arrival, unless you are visiting from a lower-risk state designated by the Department of Public Health.

 


Tuesday, July 28, 5:30pm. 

Today, a community member received a positive test result for COVID-19 and reported it to CRI  

  • The last time this person was at CRI was Friday, July 24.
  • The person was asymptomatic at the time.
  • A member of the Response Team has been in touch with the individual.
  • The Response Team member has also reached out to each of the participants in the class. 
  • Since the visit, CRI has conducted an anti-viral/disinfectant fogging as part of ongoing safety and deep cleaning procedures.

 


 

Friday, July 3, 10:00am. 

Response to MA PHASE 3 OPENING Announced by Governor Baker:  For the foreseeable future, the 2nd Floor of CRI will remain closed - including the weight room, locker rooms and community room for teams, programming and indoor training.  We will continue to monitor the success of reopening, evaluate indoor safety protocols going into place with Phase 3 and how CRI may adapt.  In the meantime, our focus will remain on outdoor programming in single seat shells only.


Tuesday, June 23, 6:00pm. 

A person who was at CRI on June 22 self-disclosed to the Response Team that they tested positive for COVID-19 today.  We are taking all recommended precautions for cleaning and following CDC and Department of Health recommendations, including contact tracing conducted by health authorities.  
 
This person was not in a class or organized program.  
 
Programs will be conducted as scheduled.  We continue to recommend that everyone at CRI continue to wear a mask at all times while on the grounds, wash your hands, and maintain safe, social distance.  

For previous Covid-19 CRI Updates click here


General 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION 

Hours of Operation: 5am to 9pm Weekdays; 6am to 11am Weekends

Open Facilities: 

Somerville Sculling Pavillion: OPEN

Harry Parker Boathouse: 

  • First floor bathrooms: OPEN
  • Docks: OPEN 
  •  Front Desk: CLOSED
  • 2nd Floor Bathrooms and Showers: CLOSED
  • Weight Room: CLOSED
  • Community Room / Ergs: CLOSED
  • Row Studio: CLOSED
  •  Admin Offices: Restricted Opening
  • Coaches Offices: Restricted Opening 

Mandatory Health and Safety Measures for All Rowers/Scullers: 

  • Masks must be worn over mouth and nose, at all times, while on land and on the docks

    • You must bring your own mask - CRI will not provide or sell masks

    • Anyone who chooses not to wear a mask may lose the privilege to return to CRI

  • No gatherings allowed at anytime on land or docks 

    • Please be mindful of time spent at hand and equipment washing stations

    • We expect our rowers to spend 10 minutes or less in any particular location on the grounds

  • Maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet as frequently as possible 

All Financial Transactions / Payments must be done online only

  • The front desk is closed and no financial transactions may be conducted in the reception tent

Bike Storage

  • Bikes may be parked & locked only at the rack in the parking lot. The rack on the Grounds is closed 

Personal Storage

  • There is no storage available anywhere at CRI - please leave belongings in your car or at home that you wont take with you in the boat

    • You are not permitted to leave bags or personal items on the dock, on the grounds or in CRI buildings

    • You must bring shoes or footwear with you in the boat 

  • Items found on the grounds may be thrown out - there will be no lost and found

 what to expect

  

WHAT TO EXPECT

Follow basic health and safety measures at all times

  • Wear a mask at all times on the grounds and on the docks
  • Maintain appropriate physical distance from all other people
  • No Gathering / Hanging Out 

wellnesscheck 

 

Complete a CRI Wellness Check prior to Every Row at CRI

Prior to arriving, you will now need to complete an online wellness check at https://bit.ly/cri-wellness-check in order to gain access to the equipment and programs.  This applies all rowers and all staff.

2 Step Check-in at the new CRI Reception Tent

All CRI rowers and staff will now need to check in at the CRI Reception Area under the portico at the front entrance. Checking in is required for all accessing CRI equipment and programs. 

  •  Step I - Stop at the reception table. CRI staff will check you in by certifying you have completed the CRI Wellness Check prior to arrival
    • The CRI Wellness Check must be completed prior to gaining access to the grounds or equipment

    • We strongly recommend that you complete the wellness check prior to arrival

  • Step II - In an effort to support physical distancing CRI staff will monitor and control your access to the grounds, similar to entering a grocery store

    • It may be that you will be asked to wait until an area clears before entering the grounds - please be patient and kind

Equipment Locations

We have converted our shell trailers to outdoor storage. Single sculls are located in FOUR locations within easy walking distance of the docks Boats will now be stored/located among

  • The Somerville Pavillion
  • CRI Red Trailer
  • CRI Black Trailer
  • Racks in Eastern Boat Bay of the Harry Parker Boathouse
  • Tubby Rack (not moved)

Launching and Landing

You will launch from Docks 3 or 4 and return on Docks 1 or 2 

  • Reminder: Leave all your personal belongings in your car or keep them with you at all times. Do Not Leave anything on the docks - including shoes and footwear
  • Items left behind are subject to being thrown out. There will be no lost and found 

Para Launching and Landing 

  • Please launch and land between docks 2 and 3
  • Para rowers will be allowed to leave only those items and devices necessary for their personal mobility between dock 2 and 3 where they will not need to be moved or touched by anyone while they are on the water. This is intended for wheelchairs, canes, and prosthetics only

howtorow

 

INSTRUCTIONS TO ROW AT CRI

VIDEO INSTRUCTION OVERVIEW TO CLEAN EQUIPMENT / LAUNCH AND LAND

At Home

For logbook scullers reserve your boat and rowing time in IRowNow and Complete the online CRI Wellness Check

 

After you Arrive

Put on your awesome mask

 

Go to the CRI Reception Table under the portico at the front entrance for the 2 Step Safety Control. 

 

When getting your oars

  • Wash, Rinse, Disinfect them on the gravel between the sculling pavillion and the water
  • Take them to a marked “parking space” on the Dock 3 or Dock 4

 

When getting your boat

  • Adjust, Wash, Rinse, Disinfect on the gravel between the sculling pavillion and the water
  • Move your boat to your “parking space” on the dock
  • Bring ALL your belongings with you 

 

LAUNCH from Docks 3 or 4

  • Reminder: Leave all your personal belongings in your car or keep them with you at all times. Do Not Leave anything on the docks - including shoes and footwear
  • Items left behind are subject to being thrown out. There will be no lost and found. 

 

Enjoy your Row!

 

RETURNING TO THE BOATHOUSE

Land on Docks 1 and 2 ONLY; Para rowers land between docks 2 and 3 

Bring your boat up the washing area and wash it next to the Harry Parker Boathouse

  • Wash, Rinse, Disinfect your boat 

Return your boat to its assigned rack by the end time of your reservation

  • Please do not impede the opportunity for others to row by returning your boat beyond your reservation time
  • Arriving on the dock or being in the process of washing/disinfecting at the time of your reservation ending time is not considerate of others 
  • “Hot seating” on the dock in any form for anyone is explicitly prohibited 

Return your oars

  • Wash, Rinse, Disinfect them on the gravel between the Harry Parker Boathouse and the water
  • Return them to the Sculling Pavillion

We are excited to begin rowing again and are happy to welcome you back to CRI, but please do not gather before or after your row. To accommodate others, we ask you to leave once you have completed your row. 


faqs

 FAQS

Q. What are CRI’s current hours of operation and what facilities are open?

A. Hours - Note:  Hours of operation will change on Saturday June 20 to reflect the start of programs

Weekdays: 5am to 9pm 

Weekends: 6am to 11am

Facilities

  • Somerville Sculling Pavillion: OPEN
  • Harry Parker Boathouse: OPEN
  • First floor bathrooms : OPEN
  • Docks: OPEN
  • Front Desk: CLOSED
  • Bathrooms and Showers: CLOSED
  • Weight Room: CLOSED
  • Community Room / Ergs:  CLOSED
  • Row Studio: CLOSED
  • Admin Offices: Restricted Opening
  • Coaches OfficesRestricted Opening

Q. What is required to row at CRI?

A.

  • A face mask that covers your nose and mouth to protect others and yourself 
  • A logbook or PBO reservation
  • A completed wellness check

 

Q. Will staff be onsite to help assist with boats?

A. The primary function of our staff is to enforce our safety certification process and control the number of people on the grounds at any one time. It is not to assist people with boats. Keeping with our tradition, please seek out a logbook partner to safely help you get your boat from its rack to the washing stations. If you need help or have questions, additional staff may be around the grounds to help. 

 

Q. What if someone else is not following the safety procedures?

A. Kindly remind them of our expectations to keep each other safe. Should you feel there is a need, feel free to share with an on-site staff member. At a minimum the following should always be followed

  • Wearing a face mask at all times on the grounds
  • Maintaining 6 feet of distance between people
  • No gatherings 
  • Personal belongings should be kept within reach at all times. 
  • Failure by anyone - Logbooker, Private Boat Owner, Staff - to follow safety protocols may result in restricted future access to CRI for an indeterminate length

If you need any help or find your community member non-compliant, please contact a member of the staff on site, the logbook captains, or any staff member including Executive Director, Ted Benford (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

 

Q. What if there’s a long line to row / I don’t want to wait in line to get my boat?

A. If you chose a popular time to row, there may be a line to get onto the grounds, similar to a grocery store. Be prepared!

  • If you don’t want to wait, chose a time that has fewer boat reservations (you can view the number of reservations in iRowNow)
  • Any delays in launching will will reduce your water time but not change the time when you must have your boat back on the rack ready for the rower
  • There is no opportunity to extend your reservation, get your money back or change the terms of the time you reserved to row
  • Cooperation, Patience and Resilience are the name of the game - be kind, be helpful and be safe