Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

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Frecuent

 

UPDATE 

Friday, May 29. Next Update, no later than Tuesday, June 2

Logbook Sculling and Private Boat owners will receive emails before Monday to be prepared for the opening.   For those who may have  additional questions about logbook sculling, please reach This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the Sculling Captains.  

We have made many changes to keep CRI "the same" for our community - friendly, cooperative and and vibrant. We wish everyone the best this weekend and look forward to getting underway next week with our limited return to the water.      

 


UPDATE 

Thursday, May 28. Next Update, no later than Friday May 29

UPDATED HOURS:   CRI will continue to honor the City of Boston public health advisory for non-essential businesses and will open at 6AM starting June 1.


Wednesday, May, 27.  Next Update, no later than Friday May 29

We are excited to open our doors next Monday on a limited basis and return to the Charles River.  Since the Governor outlined a phased approach to reopening the Massachusetts economy, we have developed a safe and effective plan to enable our community to begin its return to the Harry Parker Boathouse and to the greater river community.

Our initial opening will continue to be coordinated with state and health officials, and as such will begin on an individual basis for non-coached, non-group programming in single sculls only.  As our society hopefully progresses beyond Phase 1 safely, we will evaluate the opportunity to expand our offerings and begin coached programs and small group classes. 

Highlights of major changes to rowing at CRI

  • Masks must be worn at all times on the grounds and docks
  • 2 Step Check in Process to certify our rowers are collectively safe and can practice social distancing at CRI
  • We have made considerable investment in new processes to clean and disinfect equipment and our facilities
  • Many smaller, meaningful changes to ensure we can keep our community safe and healthy as we cautiously return to operations.  

Program information will be forthcoming when we learn more from the State regarding future plans to reopen the Massachusetts economy.  


Saturday, May 23.  4:30PM  

Preparing for the JUNE 1 opening of CRI

We are both excited and equally cautious in our approach to conservatively resuming our operations at the Harry Parker Boathouse.  Getting back on the water will demand our collective patience, common sense, and personal responsibility to ensure that we keep each other safe and enable CRI to continue to serve our community.

Additional information, protocols and procedures that will guide us through our return to the boathouse will be forthcoming.

WHAT WILL OPEN, Monday June 1

  • Somerville Sculling Pavillion:  Weekdays:  5am to 7pm; Weekends: 6am to 11am.  Logbook and Private Boat sculling only
  • Harry Parker Boathouse:  First floor bathrooms only.  Front Desk, Coaches Office, and Admin Offices will remain closed. 

For previous Covid-19 CRI Updates click here


General 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION 

Hours of Operation: 6am to 7pm 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 - CLOSED
  • Coaches Offices - CLOSED 

Available CRI Programs and Access: 

  • Logbook Sculling and Private Boat Owner sculling only
  • All other programs, including private lessons, coached logbook sculling and drop in sculling classes will not be offered until further notice. 

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 to Logbookers and PBOs equally.

2 Step Check-in at the new CRI Reception Tent

All CRI scullers 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
  • Tubby Rack (not moved)

Launching and Landing

There will be designated “parking spaces” painted on the dock. Please place your single in one of the places to launch and land  

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 - Logbook Sculling and Private Boat Owners

VIDEO INSTRUCTION OVERVIEW FOR LOGBOOK SCULLERS AND PBO

At Home

 Reserve your boat and rowing time in IRowNow 

  • There have been no changes to the Logbook Sculling reservation process.

  • Private Boat Owners will now need to register the time when they intent to row 

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. 

 

Get 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

 

Get 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 

  • Land in designated “parking spaces” ONLY

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 

Weekdays: 6am to 7pm 

Weekends: 6am to 11am

Facilities

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

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