COVID 19 POLICIES

SUMMER 2022

 

As you may know, the COVID19 pandemic resulted in significant changes to our summer sailing program the past two summers. We are going to make every effort to return to normal this summer while keeping things safe for our students, their families, and our staff. We will continue to follow the State of New Hampshire, Universal Best Practices guide latest update throughout the spring and summer seasons and will make every effort to keep everyone informed of any changes in this procedure. 

 

RULES and GUIDELINES for FAMILIES

  1. There will be no masks worn in dinghies to ensure safety of the students.

  2. Masks may be worn in keelboats if desired.

  3. Parents/guardians are to screen students daily for COVID symptoms prior to arrival at sailing school. Parents/guardians are to sign and acknowledge the form outlining the self-screening process prior to attending sailing school during registration.

  4. Staff will provide training for attendees on Day 1 to cover handwashing, social distancing, and sneezing/coughing expectations.

  5. Attendees and staff are to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others whenever possible.

  6. Staff and attendees may wear face coverings over their nose and mouth when on land or in keel boats if desired. If recommended by the State of New Hampshire, masks will be required.

  7. Wash and dry cloth masks daily if used.

  8. People must not touch their eyes, nose, mouth, or face, or adjust their face covering without first washing hands. After touching the face or adjusting face covering, hands must be washed.

  9. The building is off limits to attendees and their families.

  10. Staff and attendees should practice frequent hand hygiene. Hands will be washed with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

  11. Staff and attendees are, at a minimum, to wash their hands when arriving; when entering a facility; before and after meals or snacks; before and after going to the bathroom; before and after medication administration; after cleaning up and handling any garbage; before and after coming into contact with any attendee or staff member; after sneezing, coughing, or nose blowing; after using shared equipment; and prior to leaving for home. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

  12. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol will be provided in instructors’ boats on the water.

  13. Cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and clean hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer (if soap and water are not readily available). Alternatively, cough or sneeze into elbows.

  14. Attendees and staff need to bring their own water bottles.

  15. There will be no sharing of food. Sailors will sit in their designated seats 6’ away from other campers when eating lunch.

 

 

 

HEALTH  QUESTIONNAIRE for ENTRY to LWSA PROPERTY

 

When registering through our registration system, you will be asked to sign the following questionnaire:

 

LWSA COVID-19 QUESTIONNAIRE FOR PARENTS, EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS AND ATTENDEES

It is every LWSA Parent, Employee, Volunteers and Camper obligation to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. To that end, each individual is required to actively monitor their personal health, including the presence of any new, unusual or unexplained health changes.

 

Please review each statement below.  By signing this form you agree to insure that the statements below are complied with every day before  coming to the LWSA property.

 

These statements reflect the signs and symptoms typically associated with the COVID-19 virus as noted on the CDC website. If you are experiencing any of these signs and symptoms you are not allowed to come on-site. 

 

In the past 10 days: 

1. I have not had a fever of 100.4 or greater; and 

2. I have not experienced any of the signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Per the CDC, the most common symptoms are fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of sense of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea; and 

3. I have not tested positive for COVID-19.. 

 

If you are able to confirm that all of the statements are TRUE as it relates to the signs and symptoms of COVID-19, you may come to the LWSA property. If you are unable to confirm that all of the statements are TRUE, or are otherwise ill, you must remain home, not show up on-site and, as appropriate, contact your healthcare provider. 

 

You may return when you meet one of the following: 1. A negative COVID-19 test, 2. you have had a provider assessment and determined to be low-risk, 3. More than 10 days have passed since your last symptoms.

 

I HAVE CAREFULLY READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ALL PROVISIONS OF THIS QUESTIONNAIRE, AND FREELY AND KNOWINGLY ADVISE THAT ALL STATEMENTS ARE TRUE AS IT RELATES TO THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 AS DESCRIBED ABOVE:

FOR ATTENDEES AGE 18 AND BELOW:

Name of Attendee:                             _______________________________________

Name of Parent or Guardian:              ______________________________________

Signature:                                                ______________________________________

Date:                                                         ______________________________________

I am the parent or legal guardian of the minor named above. I have the legal right to consent to and, by signing below, I hereby do consent to the terms and conditions of this Questionnaire.

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

FOR ADULT ATTENDEES:

 

Name of Attendee:             ______________________________________

Signature:                              ______________________________________

Date:                                      ______________________________________

 

 

LWSA COVID 19 WAIVER

When registering your child through our registration system, you will be asked to sign the following additional waiver, which has been added because of the unique circumstances facing us this season.

 

Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Association

 

Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is reported to be extremely contagious. The state of medical knowledge is evolving, but the virus is believed to spread from person-to-person contact and/or by contact with contaminated surfaces and objects, and even possibly in the air. People reportedly can be infected and show no symptoms and therefore spread the disease. The exact methods of spread and contraction are unknown, and there is no known treatment, cure, or vaccine for COVID-19. Evidence has shown that COVID-19 can cause serious and potentially life threatening illness and even death.

 

The Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Association Inc. cannot prevent you, your child(ren) or guardian child(ren) from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while utilizing the Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Association Inc. services, equipment, premises or other areas used to provide these services. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to utilize the Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Association Inc. services, equipment, premises or other areas used to provide these services you may be exposing yourself, your child(ren) or guardian child(ren) to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

 

ASSUMPTION OF RISK:   I have read and understood the above warning concerning COVID-19. I hereby choose to accept the risk of contracting COVID-19 for myself and/or my child(ren) and or guardian child(ren) in order to utilize the Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Association Inc. services, equipment, premises or other areas used to provide these services. These services are of such value to me and/or to my child(ren) and or guardian child(ren), that I accept the risk of being exposed to, or them being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 in order to utilize the Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Association Inc. services, equipment, premises or other areas used to provide these services.

 

WAIVER OF LAWSUIT/LIABILITY: I hereby forever release and waive my right and or my child(ren) or guardian child(ren) rights to bring suit against the Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Association Inc. and its owners, officers, directors, managers, officials, trustees, agents, employees, or other representatives in connection with exposure, infection, and/or spread of COVID-19 related to utilizing the Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Association Inc. services, equipment, premises or other areas used to provide these services. I understand that this waiver means I give up my right to bring any claims including for personal injuries, death, disease or property losses, or any other loss, including but not limited to claims of negligence and give up any claim I may have to seek damages, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen.

 

CHOICE OF LAW: I understand and agree that the law of the State of New Hampshire will apply to this contract.

 

I HAVE CAREFULLY READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ALL PROVISIONS OF THIS RELEASE, AND FREELY AND KNOWINGLY ASSUME THE RISK AND WAIVE MY RIGHTS AND MY CHILD(REN) or GAURDIAN CHILD(REN) RIGHTS  CONCERNING LIABILITY AS DESCRIBED ABOVE:

 

Signature:      ______________________________________

Date:              ______________________________________

Name (printed): ______________________________________

I am the parent or legal guardian of the minor named below. I have the legal right to consent to and, by signing below, I hereby do consent to the terms and conditions of this Release.

Signature:                 ______________________________________

Date:                           ______________________________________

Name (printed):        ______________________________________

Full Name of Child(ren) and Guardian Child(ren):

                                    ______________________________________

                                    ______________________________________

                                    ______________________________________

                                    ______________________________________