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COVID-19 Information

Oyster Bay Community Rowing follows CDC, NY State and local policies regarding protecting our community from the Sars-CoV-2 (Covid-19) virus.

Additionally, we follow the guidelines set down by US Rowing, which you can read here.

The basic rules to stay safe are

  • Wash your hands frequently for a minimum of thirty seconds with soap and hot water.
  • Wear Face mask if required and don't touch your mouth or nose with your hands.
  • Physical distancing – stay at least 1.5 m away from other people.
  • Do not go to where many people meet (e.g. small rooms, many people, poor ventilation)
  • Outside it is safer than inside.
  • Risk factors for transmission are number of people in a room, activity of people, room size and ceiling height, ventilation.

The basic rules for those who are infected or do feel not well:

  • Typical symptoms are fever, dry cough, disturbed smell and taste, inflammation of the eyes – conjunctivitis, mild diarrhoea, but also tiredness or shortness of breath can be felt.
  • You should stay in self-quarantine at home and communicate with your doctor.
  • Avoid sports practice in groups.
  • Do not get close to your partner, family members or to other people, keeping a minimum distance of 1.5 meters.
  • Eat separately and use a separate toilet.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap.
  • Contact your medical doctor and others by phone.
  • Only when cleared by your doctor can you return to your normal routine.

These Guidelines are designed to address health and safety organisational aspects to consider for returning to full rowing training and staging regattas under the threat of a COVID-19 pandemic situation.