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COVID-19 Safety

At Norcal Crew we take the health and safety of every athlete and coach seriously. We have implemented the following policies to help ensure everyone stays safe during the pandemic.

Everyday Safety:

First and foremost, stay home if you don’t feel well or you have a cough or fever.

Daily self-monitoring for COVID-19

Wear a face covering or mask anytime you need to go inside. Outside no masks are required.

Maintain physical distancing

Arrive at practice “Ready-to-go” – Upon arrival, be dressed and prepared for any activities

“Pack-in, pack-out” – Supply one’s own water and supplemental objects/ equipment and minimal storage of personal items 

Use of the bathroom is limited – Predominantly used for handwashing before and after handling communal equipment for the CDC recommended twenty (20) seconds, or alternatively, using hand sanitizer

Wash/sanitize your hands upon arrival and departure from our facility.

If possible please leave your electronics at home.

Updated: September 21, 2021

NORCAL COVID 19 PROCEDURES

VACCINE POLICY

  • We will require vaccination for all athletes, coaches, and volunteers who visit the boathouse.Norcal will require everyone to be fully vaccinated (defined as being two weeks past their second dose) by November 30, 2021, with their first shot by October 31, 2021. 
  • A vaccinated community is our best way to protect ourselves and those around us from COVID-19. You will not be considered fully vaccinated until 14 days after your final vaccine dose. 
  • Previous COVID infection or antibody tests are not a substitute for vaccination and will not be accepted for participation in activities for which full vaccination is required. 
  • As required by law, we will honor athletes’ medical exemptions.
  • COVID-19 vaccinations are now mandatory for all Norcal employees.
  • Vaccination status will be certified by parents through the registration portal.
  • Please contact the Director director@norcalcrew.org  or Norcal Board Chair, Marc Prioleau (marc@norcalcrew.org) if there are any questions or concerns regarding this policy.

SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MASKS

  • Under current CDC and San Mateo County guidelines, athletes and employees will no longer be required to social distance at BIAC or Westpoint while masked. We ask that everyone, including parents, maintain 3 feet of distance while unmasked. 
  • Fully Vaccinated Athletes and Coaches: Outdoors, mask-wearing is voluntary. Indoors, athletes need to wear a well-fitting mask/face covering (no gaiters/scarves) at all times.
  • Unvaccinated Athletes: We are requiring mask-wearing for all unvaccinated athletes outdoors. According to San Mateo County Health Guidelines, masks are optional outdoors. However, in areas of substantial to high transmission, CDC recommends that people who are not fully vaccinated wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings or during activities that involve sustained close contact with other people who are not fully vaccinated. 
  • Indoors, athletes need to wear a well-fitting mask at all times (no gaiters or scarves.) 

POLICY AROUND SYMPTOMS, EXPOSURE, OR TRAVEL

Do you have symptoms?
  • If you are not feeling 100% well and you are exhibiting any of the following common COVID symptoms, regardless of vaccination status, you should stay home and not come to campus: headache, new loss of taste or smell, fever or chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath/congestion/difficulty breathing, runny nose, fatigue, nausea or vomiting, muscle or body aches, diarrhea.
  • Anyone experiencing COVID symptoms should take a lab-based PCR test. 
    • Fully Vaccinated Athletes: If you test negative, you must self-quarantine until 24 hours after symptoms resolve. If you test positive, you must self-quarantine for at least 10 days, or until 24 hours after symptoms resolve, whichever is longer. 
    • Unvaccinated Athletes (including unvaccinated athletes and employees with medical exemptions): If you’re showing COVID symptoms, you’ll need to notify the executive director and stay home until you have met the following criteria:
      • You’ve been fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications
      • Other symptoms have resolved
      • EITHER you have received a negative result from a lab-based PCR test OR or a healthcare provider has provided documentation that the symptoms are typical of your underlying condition (e.g. allergies or asthma) OR a healthcare provider has confirmed an alternative named diagnosis (e.g. Streptococcal pharyngitis) OR at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset

TRAVEL POLICY:
Full vaccination will be required for all participants on planned overnight trips.If unvaccinated, for legal/medical reasons, athletes and parents will need to be responsible for daily testing, travel to and from event and accommodations. No exceptions allowed.

  •  Details about individual trips will be released before each event.