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COVID-19 Information

MRC COVID-19 Policies

Updated: March 12, 2023


All members and guests are required to follow these COVID-19 policies, based on Minnesota Department of Health guidance, to help keep our club and community healthy.

Please email Jen Sowins, Club Administrator, or Lisa Ohnstad, Club President, if you have any questions or to report a positive COVID-19 case.

MRC strongly recommends being fully vaccinated, including the latest bivalent booster shot.

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 for COVID:

  • Report your positive test to your coach, Club Administrator, or Club President. MRC will keep your information confidential and notify potential exposure to anyone who was in a boat with you in the two days prior to you becoming sick, based on iCrew contact tracing capabilities.

  • 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) AND

  • Do not return to rowing and the boathouse until you’ve had a negative antigen (rapid) test and are symptom-free.


If you have been exposed to someone with COVID:

  • You are required to wear a high-quality, well-fitting mask inside and on land at MRC until day 11 after your potential exposure.

  • Indoor exercise and erging at MRC are not permitted at all until day 11.

  • Test for COVID on day 6 after the potential exposure.

  • Eligible individuals may row a single and remove their mask while rowing in a single, if available, until day 11 following potential exposure.

  • No rowing in multi-person boats is permitted until day 11.


  • Masks are now optional on the second level.

  • 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.

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

Guest Rowers:

  • Visiting and hosted rowers are required to test negative with a rapid antigen test before coming to the MRC boathouse.

All members and guests 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.

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

  • 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.

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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