SDRC Board COVID-19 Statement

Friday, March 13, 2020 3:10pm

Dear SDRC Members,

It is with great consideration that the Board has made the unanimous decision to suspend all SDRC Rowing activities. This is effective immediately with no Masters or Juniors to be at the boathouse or rowing from the boathouse.  The Board believes that this suspension is in the best interest of the members, our community, and part of our civic responsibility to help slow down the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The Juniors program suspension has been executed in conjunction with the March 13, 2020 announcement from the City of San Diego Unified School District and will continue until at least April 6, 2020.

The Masters suspension has been aligned with the recommendations from the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency which issued an order, effective 12:00am Friday March 13, 2020 and continuing until March 31, 2020. All digital keys to the boathouse have been deactivated as of Friday afternoon. Should you need access to the boathouse to retrieve personal items, please contact Chris Callaghan, [email protected].

We understand that this is yet another closure of an important part of your life, ours too. We’ve been in discussion and continually studying the COVID-19 potential to interrupt operations since our first email on January 28, 2020. As we're all aware, the global situation has changed a great deal since that time.

The Board is meeting at least weekly and will remain in close contact with you as new information comes to light. We hope that the spread of COVID-19 is attenuated through the closures recommended by Federal, State, and local governments.

Should you or any member of our extended community require assistance, please let us know. The club has any number of rowers in age groups that are considered more vulnerable than others and if they need someone to bring them groceries or other supplies, the Board will figure out how to provide support.

This is difficult for all of us and I, and the board, thank you for your understanding and patience in this trying time.  Please be safe and follow all the CDC recommendations. We wish your families well.

Thank you,

Dan O’Neill
President, SDRC
[email protected]

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