Updated COVID-19 Policies

The below contains updated requirements for users of Anacostia Community Boathouse facilities during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.  This update was prompted by the Mayor’s Order effective March 1, 2022.  See official ACBA Covid Guidelines at https://www.anacostiaboathouse.org/


  1. Self-Screening: Anyone coming to the Boathouse must monitor their health and stay away if displaying any COVID symptoms. 

  2. Masks: Are no longer mandated indoors. They are optional.

  3. ACBA expects each organization to operate in accordance with the COVID-19 guidance of its governing body, local, and national authorities. 

  4. ACBA will continue to adhere to DC COVID policy and will adjust if necessary.

  5. CRC COVID Policy: CRC Members are required to follow current DC and ACBA COVID guidelines, and are highly encouraged to receive a COVID vaccine and stay current on COVID booster shots.  CRC Members are encouraged to provide proof of vaccination so that the CRC can understand its vaccination status, be prepared to respond as COVID requirements evolve, and provide status to regatta organizers in the likely event that it is required.  COVID vaccination (not booster) cards should be forwarded to annediggs@capitalrowing.org.

Updated mask policy

In accordance with The District’s new mask order (effective 7/31), ACBA is requiring masks be worn in the small tent (erg room and cages), bathrooms, and locker room trailers.  The large tent, with its huge ceilings, bay doors, and airflow is exempt from this requirement.
Non-vaccinated attendees should continue to wear a mask at all times on site.
Please keep a mask handy if you plan to go inside and thank you for everything you have done to keep us safe and healthy. Be well, friends!

Oh, it’s on.

Robert E. Day Jr. Capital Sprints Regatta is this Saturday! While registration, which has closed, was only open to local teams this event is open to all for spectating!
Grab some BBQ and Hawaiian ice for purchase from Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company and Kona Ice food trucks that will arrive around noon, and check out the racing! First race starts at 8am and the last one starts at 1:30pm.
For more information please check out the event page on Regatta Central at https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/?job_id=7061&org_id=0

Learn to Row!

As if the opportunity to see the bottom half of your teammate’s face was not exciting enough, we have even more good news for you. Learn to Row is back for 2021! Sign up now for one of our Learn to Sweep sessions or Learn to Scull. Please contact us if you have any questions and review our COVID guidelines to see how we’re staying safe this summer. We look forward to meeting you!

And…. we’re back.

Getting out of our houses and back on the water in team boats has us all jumping for joy. We’re not 100% out of the water yet (pun intended), so let’s please review the updated COVID safety protocols and continue the excellent work we have all done to keep everyone safe and healthy. Please continue to send Anne Diggs your COVID vaccination card photos. This is voluntary – but we’re currently at 65%. Thank you to the entire ACBA community (and science) for pulling us through!