Our COVID-19 Guidelines
As we continue into our various hockey season, the HIHC board and coaches are all concerned about the safety of our players, coaches, and everyone else who makes our game possible. We realize there are numerous concerns about how the season will unfold as the pandemic continues to evolve. At this time, based on guidance from USA Hockey, we are moving forward with plans for a full 2020-2021 season - but are also preparing for the contingency if the season is interrupted or suspended.
Each rink will implement safety procedures that are consistent with state and local regulations and guidance from USA Hockey. These regulations are likely to be updated as the season progresses. Your league representative or other Board leaders will keep you informed of the various regulations.
Understand that we all have a role to play in keeping our club healthy and continuing the season. We should all monitor our health, especially as we head out the door to a practice or game. Complete a self-assessment of your health (or player’s health) before attending any event.
If any player or a member of their household is exposed at their place of employment, a family gathering, school, etc and is told to get a PCR (or other COVID-19) test, this means everybody in the household is considered "firsthand contact" and the kids are not allowed to attend practice, games or school until they receive the results.
In addition, if you have any of the following symptoms, do not come to the rink, and let Frank Heller (our COVID-19 coordinator and Club President) know immediately via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone/text (215-510-0411).
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Finally, anyone who has been advised to quarantine because they have been in close contact with a COVID-19 positive case may not come to hockey games or practices until the quarantine time period has expired.
We hope for the best and are planning for different situations that could prevent us from playing the game that we all love. We appreciate everyone's understanding during this unprecedented time.