BYHA's Return to the Rinks COVID-19 Policy


The following guidance applies to everyone (players, families, and coaches)

The Brooklyn Youth Hockey Association will be adhering to the guidance from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention regarding those that have tested positive to COVID-19 (with or without symptoms) and those that have been exposed to someone who has tested positive. Should the CDC guidance be amended, our policies will be amended as well.

When to Isolate

Regardless of vaccination status, you should isolate from others when you have COVID-19.

You should also isolate if you are sick and suspect that you have COVID-19 but do not yet have test results. 


Negative 3-5 days after exposure,

you can end your isolation and return to the rink.


Positive, follow the full isolation recommendations below:

  • If you test positive for COVID-19, stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others in your home.

If you had no symptoms

  • You may end isolation after day 5.

Your symptoms are not improving-

Continue to isolate until:

  • You are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication).
  • Your symptoms are improving. 

If you had symptoms and had:

Moderate illness (you experienced shortness of breath or had difficulty breathing)

  • You need to isolate through day 10.

Severe illness (you were hospitalized) or have a weakened immune system

  • You need to isolate through day 10.
  • Consult your doctor before ending isolation.
  • Ending isolation without a viral test may not be an option for you.

If you are unsure if your symptoms are moderate or severe or if you have a weakened immune system, talk to a healthcare provider for further guidance.

If you had symptoms

  • Day 0 of isolation is the day of symptom onset, regardless of when you tested positive
  • Day 1 is the first full day after the day your symptoms started

When you have been exposed to COVID-19, isolation is counted in days, as follows:

If you had no symptoms

  • Day 0 is the day you were tested (not the day you received your positive test result)
  • Day 1 is the first full day following the day you were tested
  • If you develop symptoms within 10 days of when you were tested, the clock restarts at day 0 on the day of symptom onset

After Being Exposed to COVID-19:



Wear a mask as soon as you find out you were exposed

Start counting from Day 1

  • Day 0 is the day of your last exposure to someone with COVID-19
  • Day 1 is the first full day after your last exposure


10 Full Days

You can still develop COVID-19 up to 10 days after you have been exposed

Take Precautions

Wear a high-quality mask or respirator (e.g., N95) any time you are around others inside your home or indoors in public.

If you develop symptoms and/or test positive, please follow guidance above.

If you (player, family member, coach) meet any of the criteria above, you will be required to inform Colleen O’Malley, President, and your respective Team Manager, via email. Please send the email to with the date of the test (if you have tested positive) or the date of exposure. If you are returning prior to end of the quarantine due to a negative PCR COVID test (as detailed above), you need to provide a copy of the negative test results and date of exposure with your email to the President, only. Your information will be kept anonymous; however, anyone you have had close contact with at the rink will be notified of potential exposure.


If players or families do not comply with the guidance as noted above, disciplinary action may be taken which could include loss of playing time or use of the facilities.

To view the CDC’s Guidance in it’s entirety, please see the link below:

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