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COVID-19 Information

MRC COVID-19 Policies

Updated May 2023


All members and guests are required to follow these COVID-19 policies, based on Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidance, and set by the Board of Governors, to help keep our club and community healthy.

Please email Jen Sowins, Club Administrator, or Lisa Ohnstad, Club President, if you have any questions.

MRC strongly recommends being fully vaccinated, including the latest bivalent booster shot.  
  • If you feel sick, stay home

  • If you test positive for COVID

    1. Do not return to rowing and the boathouse until 5 full days of isolation are complete (day 1 is the day after you first experience symptoms or test positive),
    2. AND do not return to rowing and the boathouse until you’ve had a negative antigen (rapid) test and are symptom-free (without the use of fever-reducing medicine).
    3. Report your positive test to anyone you may have had close contact with at the MRC boathouse. This is defined as being close to someone for 15 minutes within a 24-hour period. However, it may be possible for COVID to spread in less time or it may take longer.
        1. Member contact information is available in the member directory on the MRC website and in iCrew for most people.

        2. Contact Jen Sowins if you’d like to send a message to a session or team through iCrew, or for assistance identifying and contacting close contact individuals.

        3. You are also encouraged to share your positive case status with your team if it uses communication tools like WhatsApp or Discord so people may evaluate their contact with you in the prior 2 days.

  • If you have been exposed to someone with COVID

    1. You are required to wear a high-quality, well-fitting mask inside and on land at MRC until day 11 after your potential exposure.
    2. Indoor exercise and erging at MRC are not permitted at all until day 11.
    3. Test for COVID on day 6 after the potential exposure.
    4. If you are feeling well and haven’t tested positive, eligible individuals by bow rating may row a single and remove their mask while rowing in a single, if available, until day 11 following potential exposure..
    5. No rowing in multi-person boats is permitted until day 11.
  • Guest Rowers:
    • Visiting and hosted rowers are required to test negative with a rapid antigen test before coming to the MRC boathouse.

  • MRC will use Corsi-Rosenthal boxes or air purifiers in the erg area upstairs to filtrate the air. Opening the rolling door when exercising is also recommended.
  • Masks are now optional on the second level.

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All members and guests are encouraged to:

  • Continue to wear a mask as your comfort level dictates.

  • Utilize free at-home rapid tests available from the state.

  • Wash hands and use hand sanitizer frequently.

  • Clean equipment and ergs with sanitizing wipes.

  • Maintain social distance as much as possible.

  • For more information, go to the MDH COVID-19 Home

Physical Address (not mailing)
2968 West River Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Mailing Address
PO Box 583102
Minneapolis, MN 55458
Club Administrator
Jen Sowins
(612) 469-7999
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 On site phone for emergencies only:
 (612) 729-1541

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