Bainbridge Island Rowing

BIR COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

BIR COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

BIR has established a COVID-19 Safety Committee who have worked hard to create safety protocol which comply with State and Federal COVID-19 guidelines.


PROOF OF VACCINATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL FALL 2021 BIR PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS. The decision to require vaccination for all participants was made after careful consideration by BIR Board and coaches. Rowing in multiperson shells does not allow for social distancing and vaccination is the only known method of effectively limiting the spread of COVID-19 under these circumstances. For that reason we are requiring proof of vaccination for the Fall 2021 season.

MASK USE: At this time, masks are required for ALL program participants when inside the boathouse, including during indoor erg workouts.

Thank you for your understanding and support. 


The COVID-19 Safety Protocol is outlined both in the:

Return to Rowing Plan

BIR COVID-19 Safety Guidelines,

and is to be followed by rowers, staff and volunteers (as well as all visitors to the rowing center). Questions regarding our COVID-19 Safety Policies should be directed to