TeamPequot

2022 Policies in Response to COVID-19, as of January 6, 2022

 

TeamPequot’s overall goal is to conduct a safe and fun Pequot Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program (the “Program) for all, with the expectation that all participants, parents, and instructors understand that we all are living a “new normal” that is fluid and everchanging. Adjustments, expansion, or relaxing of these policies may occur, and acceptance of the necessity to change policies at a moment’s notice is a prerequisite to participation in the Program.

 

These policies and practices as related to COVID-19 may be changed without notice, including but not limited to implementing developments in best practices as announced or recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and/or state or local governments.

 

Participation in the Program

1.     By participation in the program, parents and guardians acknowledge their acceptance that their child’s participation in the Program may expose the child to COVID-19.

2.     Participation in the Program is voluntary “opt-in.” The Program cannot guarantee that the child will not be exposed to risk.

3.     The JSA waiver remains in full force and effect, and COVID-19 is considered a “Loss” as per the definition of the term within the waiver.

4.     The Program reserves the right to request a secondary waiver from parents or guardians prior to the commencement of the Program.

5.     The Program will not be responsible for monitoring the health of participants or instructors, but requests that all be forthright and vigilant to known/unusual symptoms.

6.     It is each parent’s and guardian’s responsibility to monitor not only their child’s health, but also the health of every member of their household, and that if the child, or any member of the household, is infected by COVID-19, or awaiting test results, they will immediately withdraw the child from the Program and notify the Program of the infection. The child may rejoin the program upon written clearance from the child's medical provider.

7.     However, the Program reserves the right to conduct non-contact temperature checks on any child or instructor at any time. The Program will have a thermometer on-site. A child or instructor with a temperate in excess of 100°F will be dismissed for the day; parents are requested to pick up a dismissed child immediately. The parent or guardian is requested to confirm temperature at home. Temperature must be below 100°F for 24 hours (without any medicinal effects, e.g. fever reducers) in order to return to the program.

8.  If a child, instructor, or family member becomes infected with COVID-19 during the course of the Program, decisions on how to continue, pause, or cancel the Program will be made at that time. Parents and guardians acknowledge that there are too many scenarios possible to predict a single response to this possibility.

 

Physical Distancing; Face Coverings

1.     Parents, guardians, and participants acknowledge that physical distancing is generally impractical as it relates to a sailing program.

2.     Notwithstanding, all participants are encouraged to remain as far apart as practical.

3.     All non-vaccinated participants must wear a face covering at all times when indoors, or outdoors when not physically distant from another person (within six feet). 

 

Safety and Operations

1.     In the event of an inclement weather forecast, the Program will be canceled; this is to avoid large groups congregating indoors. An email for a next-day cancellation will be sent by 8:00 PM the night before; an email for a same-day cancellation (e.g. Monday, or due to a sudden change in weather forecast) will be sent by 8:00 AM (morning class) or by 11:00 AM (afternoon class) on the day in question. No refunds will be made for lost days.  (Note that a light drizzle or similar conditions will not be considered “inclement;” sailors should have appropriate foul-weather gear.)

2.     Parent conduct:

a.      Parents should drop off and pick up as usual at the entrance to the parking lot.

b.     As drop-off time is limited, sailors should be prepared with life jackets and sunscreen. Parents should not plan on coming onto the grounds to assist their children with these preparations.

 

Adjustments, expansion, or relaxing of these policies may occur, and acceptance of the necessity to change policies at a moment’s notice is a prerequisite to participation in the Program.

 

These policies and practices as related to COVID-19 may be changed without notice, including but not limited to implementing developments in best practices as announced or recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and/or state or local governments.