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TRRA Safety Spotlight #3

Safety Spotlight #3

November 13, 2021

COVID-19 Update - Winter Training:

TRRA will be re-introducing a phased approach to indoor programming for the 2021-2022 winter season. COVID-19 is still very prevalent within our region and everyone needs to continue to be diligent in their daily routines to minimize the risk of transmission within the TRRA community, especially as we move indoors.

The following protocols and procedures will be implemented beginning on Monday, Nov 29, 2021:

Individual Protocols:

  • Proof of vaccination* will be required for all individuals training, coaching or participating in any indoor activities at TRRA, including staff.

    • Adult Members: You can upload your proof of vaccination directly to your iCrew Account (insert directions here)

      • From your Personal Home Page click on “Personal Profile”. On your Personal Profile page, under your photo, click on the small cloud icon to upload an image of your COVID-19 vaccination card. Only .jpeg or .pdf will be accepted. The upload may take several seconds.

    • Youth Participants: Please complete this form: TRYR Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination.

    • Members that are not able to be vaccinated due to medical reasons must provide a negative PCR result for a test taken 72 hour prior to each indoor campus activity.

  • All individuals entering TRRA campus indoor facilities must continue to monitor their health daily.

    • No one should attend any training session if they are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or any other illness, including a head cold.

    • People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

Fever or Chills


Shortness of breath or Difficulty Breathing

Fatigue Muscle or body aches


New loss of taste or smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose


  • Pre-Arrival Screening Questions:

    • Have you tested positive for COVID-19?

    • Have you had any known exposure to a COVID-19 positive individual?

    • Have you had any new onset cough or shortness of breath?

    • Have you experienced any recent fever

      • If an individual answers yes to any of these questions, they should not set foot on a TRRA campus and should immediately consult with their doctor.

  • If any individual has been directly exposed to a person with COVID-19 or been identified as a close contact, they should not attend any training session until they have a negative test result.

    • Tests should be taken 5-7 days after the known exposure or encounter.

  • Masks are required for all coaches, coxswains and staff at all times.

  • Masks are required for all indoor training except erging and biking.

  • Masks are optional for cardiovascular activities (ergs, bikes, etc.).

Campus Protocols:

  • Everyone is responsible for cleaning their equipment after every use.

    • All equipment must be wiped down with disinfectant products provided in the training areas.

  • Capacity will be limited in each of the training areas. Signs will be posted in each training area indicating current capacity limits.

    • Ergs will be spaced 8-feet apart.

    • Non-erg activities must maintain 6-feet between participants.

    • Exhaust fans will be installed in the windows of the training areas and must be turned on during every training session.

    • If windows cannot accommodate an exhaust fan, they must be open during training sessions.

    • This will lead to lower than normal room temperatures, particularly for the early parts of training sessions. Everyone should dress accordingly and be prepared with layers of clothes.

  • Each training area will have Carbon Dioxide monitors that will be used to monitor a carbon dioxide level of 600 parts per million or less. This is to ensure effective ventilation with outside air in all training areas.

  • If any member of the TRRA Community tests positive for COVID-19, they must notify their coach or the Executive Director immediately. Systems will be in place for effective contact tracing to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

We will continue to closely monitor the evolution of the scientific data concerning COVID-19 virus and the ever changing requirements and recommendations of public health officials and the national governing bodies of our sports. We will continue to make adjustments to our operations and procedures as needed throughout the year to ensure the overall safety and wellbeing of our entire TRRA community.

Questions, Comments, Concerns: As always, if you have any questions, comments or concerns about any of this, or other safety protocols or procedures, please reach out to Matt Logue at any time. We welcome and encourage your constructive feedback.

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