AS OF TUESDAY, MARCH 17TH:
In response to State and County Executive Orders Nereid will be closed to ALL members for general use, not just our coached programs, until further notice. This will be in effect starting tonight, March 17th, at 11 PM. These can be frustrating times but we feel that we must comply with our State and Local Governments in this matter. For reference, please read Rutherford’s update on this situation: https://www.rutherfordboronj.com/covid-information/
We will monitor announcements made by government officials and we will update members as soon as we can. Updates will be sent via email, as well as posted on our website and Facebook page. If you have any questions then feel free to reach out to the Board of Directors and/or Head Coach. Thank you.
AS OF FRIDAY, MARCH 13TH:
As of Friday, March 13th at 6 PM all youth and adult programs at Nereid will be suspended for approximately two weeks. Practice will resume tentatively on the week of March 30th, however, we will reassess the situation as the date approaches. A training plan will be sent out to our high school athletes during this time away from the club.
Adult members will still be permitted to use the club outside of our masters program’s practices, but anyone who is sick or has reason to believe that they may be a carrier of COVID-19 should not come to the boathouse. We also ask that any of the high risk members of our community please avoid coming to the boathouse for their own well being. Any adult member that chooses to come to the club must be diligent about washing their hands, sanitizing oars and rowing machines before and after use, and avoiding physical contact with any other club member. We would like to refer our members to the CDC webpage for COVID-19 in order to review the recommended guidelines for staying safe during these times: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html. Similarly, the club will still run individual private lessons, but only if both the coach and the rower adhere to the guidelines previously mentioned.
Finally, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) that was scheduled for March 28th will be postponed until further notice.
We understand that this may be frustrating, but we ask that you please be patient. The safety of both our youth and adult members is our top priority. If you have any questions regarding this situation then please feel free to contact the club’s Board of Directors and/or Head Coach. Thank you.