Covid-19 Policy Update as of 12/16/2020

As Parma Hockey Association continues adapting to the coronavirus situation, the safety of participants always remains our top priority. The CDC recently changed the recommendations for quarantine when it pertains to close contacts and offers options to reduce quarantine.

Please see our updated guidelines below regarding what we, as an Association, are requiring from each member if you come in contact with the virus.

Please note these decisions are made from all Board Members and as Board Members, we go into great depth reviewing these issues and meet regularly to discuss changes.

Sarah Stankiewicz our Vice President was your direct contact regarding any prior concerns but please note that the communication from Sarah regarding these guidelines were always discussed and approved from the Board as a whole.

The Board has put together a COVID Committee and a direct COVID e-mail so that any questions/concerns or paperwork can be submitted to the e-mail below.

Please send all correspondence you have to parmahockeycovid@gmail.com and our volunteer Board Members will follow up.

We as a Board will continue to re-evaluate the CDC guidelines and what we feel is the safest precaution for our Association to keep our rink and our member safe. We will review this monthly at our Board Meetings and if necessary, we will hold emergency meeting if there are any immediate issues/concerns.

We thank you for your understanding, as this can change in an instant. Please read our most updated requirements for our Association.

 

Quarantine or isolation: What’s the difference?

Quarantine keeps someone who might have been exposed to the virus away from others.

Isolation keeps someone who is infected with the virus away from others, even in their home.

Who needs to quarantine?

People who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19—excluding people who have had COVID-19 within the past 3 months.

People who have tested positive for COVID-19 do not need to quarantine or get tested again for up to 3 months as long as they do not develop symptoms again. People who develop symptoms again within 3 months of their first bout of COVID-19 may need to be tested again if there is no other cause identified for their symptoms.

What counts as close contact?

  • You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more
  • You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19
  • You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them)
  • You shared eating or drinking utensils
  • They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you

PHA will be following the CDC option to reduce quarantine as listed below. You may return to PHA activities when guidelines are met.

Positive Covid-19 Result 

  • 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
  • 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and

The 11th day will be the return day, not day 10.

Positive Covid-19 Result with ZERO symptoms (asymptomatic)

  • If you continue to have no symptoms, you can return to PHA activities after 10 days have passed since you had a positive viral test for COVID-19.

The 11th day will be the return day, not day 10.

Close Contact to a person diagnosed with Covid-19

  • After 10 days without testing and exhibiting ZERO symptoms.

The 11th day will be the return day, not day 10.

If a coach/player tests positive and has participated in any team activity within the 48 hours before onset of symptoms or positive test (if asymptomatic) the entire team will be required to quarantine from PHA activities for 10 days, returning on the 11th day.

All PHA members are required to notify PHA of a positive test or exposure to Covid-19. Please notify your coach or team manager immediately. All questions, comments and concerns can be directed to parmahockeycovid@gmail.com

 

 

Parma Hockey Association

COVID Policy/Procedure for Players/Parents/Guests

ü  In compliance with the state mandate, health check surveys are mandatory. Before every practice and game, you MUST click on that event in Team Snap and fill out the health survey as well as take your players temperature. You must complete this before the event as the link will only be good on that day.

ü  Masks must be worn by all spectators at all times, players must wear them entering and exiting the rink. According to Dewines guidelines previously, 10 and under were not required to wear a mask. Currently, we are requiring 2 and over to wear a mask.

ü  Players must bring their own water bottles.

ü  Please have players dressed as much as possible before entering rink

ü  Any 8u player must be as dressed as possible before entering the rink. Any additional dressing must be done in the warm room.

ü  Locker rooms will be available 15 minutes before practices and 30 minutes before games.

ü  No parents in locker rooms. If your player needs help the coach will assist.

ü  Players must wear face masks until helmet goes on and then they can be removed.

ü  Only 4 spectators are allowed per player for our Squirt to Bantam teams.

ü  All Mite level and under are allowed 2 spectators per player.

ü  All players and spectators must enter through the main entrance and exit through the player entrance.

 

We have been notified already of any player/coach/manager that has a medical issue and cannot wear a mask. Medical documentation has already been given to the Board. If you have not submitted medical documentation you can e-mail that to parmahockeycovid@gmail.com

Anyone not wearing a mask will be asked to put one on. We will provide masks at the rink if you do not have one. If you fail to put a mask on we will notify the rink and allow them to mandate their policies as fit to the city regulations.

We greatly appreciate your cooperation in keeping our Association safe!