Edgewood Sailing School youth instructor quarantine Tuesday July 7

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

I am writing to inform you that one of our 420 Intermediate instructors has been self-quarantining since Monday, July 6, 2020, at 9:00 PM. This person, who has no symptoms, self-reported that they were recently indirectly exposed to an asymptomatic person who tested positive for COVID-19. The instructor has a testing appointment this Wednesday morning, July 8 (the first available for someone without symptoms).

Per our state-approved COVID-19 plan, the instructor will not return to ESS until one of the following three criteria are met:

  • They have a negative COVID-19 test.
  • They test positive but have met RIDOH guidelines for ending self-quarantine (14 days).
  • They have a doctor’s note tying symptoms to a medical condition other than COVID-19.

The first question I’m sure you have is how does this affect my sailor and my family. Our state-approved COVID-19 plan has all of our sailing classes isolated into distinct, stable pods. If your sailor is in any class other than 420 Intermediate, you should have a high degree of confidence that there was almost no chance of your sailor being within 14 feet of the instructor.

ALL instructors must wear a cloth face covering while interacting with their pods, and all do their best to maintain social-distancing in general. Therefore, even if your sailor is in a 420 Intermediate class, it is highly unlikely any exposure occurred.

Highlights of our state-approved COVID-19 plan:

  • Distinct pods are isolated by at least 14 feet from other pods during shore learning activities.
  • All sailors and staff are prompted and required to wear face coverings when moving about the facility.
  • Frequent, professional cleaning occurs throughout the day of all bathrooms, high-touch areas, and each pod area.
  • Hand sanitizer is available in each pod area, as well as soap and water in the bathrooms.

I will keep you apprised of our instructor’s COVID-19 test outcome. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Chris Crane
Edgewood Sailing School l Youth Program Director chris.crane@edgewoodsailing.org
M 401-862-0128

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