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TRRA Safety Spotlight #4

Updated: Feb 17, 2022

Safety Spotlight #4

January 14, 2022

COVID-19 Protocols & Procedures UPDATE:

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Allegheny County, we are amending our COVID -19 Protocols & Procedures for Indoor Training effective Saturday, January 15, 2022. Beginning on Saturday, anyone who is training, coaching or participating in any indoor activities on either TRRA Campus must be fully vaccinated and have proof of vaccination on file with TRRA. We will not be accepting negative PCR (or any other test) results until further notice. All other Protocols & Procedures (outlined below) will remain in place until further notice.

COVID-19 Protocols & Procedures for Indoor Training:

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 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.

      • From your smartphone open the iCrew app. Open your Profile (You may have to tap “Your Home”, then “Profile”). Under your image, or the image icon, tap the cloud icon. Tap “Choose File” then you can choose an image from your photo library or take a photo of your vaccination card.

  • Email if you need assistance.

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

  • 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 ChillsCoughShortness of breath or Difficulty BreathingFatigue Muscle or body achesHeadacheNew loss of taste or smellSore throatCongestion or runny noseDiarrhea

  • 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 3-5 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 (this includes while using the tanks).

  • 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 700 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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