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COVID-19 Information

MRC COVID-19 Response

Updated: 5/29/22


In accordance with guidance issued by the MN Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control, MRC recommends the following COVID risk reduction strategies to our members. 

The COVID-19 Vaccination Status information, including +Booster, in your iCrew Profile is the source of information on your vaccination status. All members are asked to fill out this information. If not provided, status will be treated as Not Vaccinated.

General membership expectations:

If you test positive, please contact Club Admin Jen Sowins, President Lisa Ohnstad and or your coach so that we may contact trace any potential exposure.

Protocols for Returning to the Boathouse Following a Positive Test
MRC has members who are at risk for getting very sick from COVID-19. The Minnesota Department of Health recommends that even after your stay home period has ended, you should not be around these vunerable individuals for 10 days following a positive test or onset of symptoms. Therefore members who test positive, may return to MRC activities on the 11th day following a positive test or onset of symptoms.

Regardless of the number of days it has been since symptoms started or you test positive, you should not return to any MRC activity until you feel better, your symptoms are significantly improved, and you have been fever free for at least 24 hours.


All members are encouraged to:

  • Stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters according to CDC and MDH recommendations.

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

  • Take advantage of free COVID test kits available at the boathouse.

  • Wash hands and use hand sanitizer frequently.

  • Clean equipment and ergs with sanitizing wipes.

  • Follow MDH guidance on staying home if you are exposed to COVID or have COVID symptoms.


  • Masks are required in locker rooms. Masks may be removed to shower. 

  • While erging or working out on the second floor, the sliding door must be fully open and fans must be on; outdoor erging or working out is encouraged whenever possible.

  • MRC will be purchasing air filtration units for high traffic areas of the second floor.

  • Members are encouraged to maintain social distancing as much as possible.

Coached Teams:

  • All participants are strongly encouraged to follow CDC and MDH recommendations to stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations.

  • Coached program participants will be polled at the beginning of the season regarding their level of willingness to be boated with unvaccinated people. Coaches will consult that information when boating any unvaccinated rower in a team boat.

  • Coaches will have access to the Covid-19 Vaccination Status in iCrew.

  • Please discuss concerns and or your risk tolerance with your coach as needed.

  • Prior to checking in for practices, coached program participants need to complete a symptom screening in iCrew. Ideally, this screening should be completed earlier in the day prior to check-in at the boathouse.

Learn to Row and Experience Rowing:

  • Vaccinations are strongly encouraged but not required for all participants. Program participants should consider their personal risk tolerance prior to registering for any rowing program at MRC.

  • MRC will confirm participant willingness to be put in a team boat with unvaccinated people prior to the start of the experiential rowing program. Refunds may be permitted at the discretion of club leadership for program participants who are no longer comfortable participating with unvaccinated rowers.

Independent Rowing:

  • Independent rowing is at each member's discretion. If you are not vaccinated and in a team boat, please let others who may potentially row with you know that you are not vaccinated so they can make an informed decision about being in a boat and wearing a mask, or asking you to wear a mask.

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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