In the interest of community safety, we offer the following guidelines for anyone who participates in either ad-hoc trips or scheduled trips:
New COVID-19 Guidance
RICKA continues to recommend that members follow all guidelines with respect to COVID-19. With recent changes in COVID-19 guidelines at the federal, state and local level, this means that masks are no longer required on RICKA trips for fully vaccinated individuals.
Masks are still required on RICKA trips for unvaccinated individuals anytime social distancing cannot be maintained. Similar to the guidance for public transportation, RICKA requires that everyone wear a mask when riding with others in group shuttle vehicles.
RSVPís will no longer be required for RICKA trips unless requested by the leader.
Please remember that participating in club activities can increase your risk of injury or exposure to COVID-19. You alone are responsible for the decision to participate in club activities.
Always follow state regulations and national guidance.
Please remember that participating in paddlesport
activities can increase your risk of serious injury
or death, including exposure to infectious disease
such as COVID-19. The Rhode Island Canoe Association, Inc. (AKA Rhode Island Canoe & Kayak Association and RICKA),
while safety conscious, cannot guarantee and is not responsible for your personal safety.
All participants assume all risks.
YOU ALONE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AND THE DECISION TO PARTICIPATE IN CLUB ACTIVITIES. This is a critical time in the fight against coronavirus, so be patient, stay safe and stay distant. We are making
progress, and we encourage anyone getting back on the
water to understand the risks and follow state
regulations and national guidance.