This page contains the latest in Club SAKE’s response to the pandemic conditions. Some information here is duplicated in other sections of this web site, but this is a page for all things pandemic.
Club SAKE has created the position of Health Advisor, and Nancy Carney has been appointed in this role. Nancy is a Professor in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health at OHSU, an Adjunct Professor in the UW School of Nursing, and she works with the School of Medicine at El Bosque University in Bogota, Colombia. Through her day job, she has access to the latest scientific evidence via the CDC, the VA, scholarly publications, and her colleagues. She will be advising the SAKE Board of Directors as they make decisions regarding our return to activities.
As we begin club activities again, every activity will have a Health Coach present. These are club members who will be trained to monitor club events for adherence to established safety guidelines, and they will be taking attendance to assist with contact tracing, should it ever become necessary. If you are able to volunteer in this capacity, please contact Nancy.
As of May 13, 2021, the CDC and the State of Washington no longer require wearing masks and social distancing for fully vaccinated people. However, individual organizations and businesses maintain the right to require these measures. In response to these changes, Club SAKE has developed separate protocols for fully vaccinated members and those not yet fully vaccinated, for full crew dragon boating, SUP/OC/kayak activity, and dockside practice. The links below will direct you to the specific protocols. Please go to the 22 May 2021 Update link below, to read the all-team announcement that was sent regarding returning to dragon boating. This document is a comprehensive summary of changes and the “phased approach” Club Sake will take as we transition to full crew practices. It includes instructions on how to provide verification of vaccination status.
These activities are open to members only; we are not working with visitors at this time. We encourage you to get vaccinated when you can, and be sure you understand the protocols for the current activities, so that you are prepared when you come.