These protocols are intended to establish minimum requirements for individuals using the Club’s facility as a launch site for rowing.  Failure to comply with these requirements may result in revocation of your access privileges.  

  • Individuals should always maintain social distancing of at least six (6) feet in all areas when social distancing is required. 
  • Masks should always be worn while on the Club’s premises subject to the following exceptions:
    • Members can remove masks once on the water but must put them back on when returning to the dock; and 
    • Members engaged in on-land training (e.g., erg training) can remove masks while training (proper social distancing must be observed while training on-land). 
  • Use of the boathouse is limited to use of the bathroom facilities, with no more than two occupants at a time.  Members should sanitize high-touch areas before departing.
  • Training should focus on a “get in, train, get out” approach, minimizing unnecessary contact.
  • Members must register for a designated rowing time slot on the Club’s reservation system.  Members who have not reserved a time slot, and who have not signed the Club’s required waiver, may not enter the premises. 
  • Members should continue signing in and out on the logbook.
  • No personal items should be stored at the boathouse. All personal items must remain in the individuals’ vehicle or be brought in the boat with them.
  • Any individual known to have been exposed to a person who has been sick and/or diagnosed with COVID-19 must self-report to a designated person at the club if the rower was physically present at the boathouse within the prior 14 days, and the individual must self-quarantine for 14 days before returning. 
  • All individuals must self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 daily. Each person should take their temperature regularly . If their temperature is 100.4 degrees or over, the person should not come to the boathouse.
  • If an individual has had a documented case of COVID-19, they will need a note from their doctor indicating they are cleared to resume participation in training.
  • All oars should be wiped down with disinfectant before and after use.  All boats should be thoroughly cleaned after each use.
  • When launching/landing, social distancing should be maintained. Multiple boats on the dock should be allowed only if proper social distancing requirements can be met.
  • Members must follow state and local guidelines pertaining to parks and public waterways when at the boathouse and on the water.


Summer programming successfully started and is near the end of its season. As of early July, we have been in team boats with written consent by legal guardians. All state and local guidelines pertaining to washing between sessions and PPE being worn around the boathouse are to be followed at all times. There is limited access to the upstairs for bathroom use ONLY. Until gyms are allowed to open, there will be no indoor training allowed.

We are planning to hold full programming this coming fall, while continuing to follow local and state guidelines.


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 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.