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.

CDC Guidance for Quarantining and Isolation

Exposed to a Person with COVID-19:

You can return to the rink after

o  14 days after exposure/close contact to a person with COVID-19

If you develop symptoms within the 14 days, follow the guidance above for “Think you had or tested positive for COVID-19 with symptoms” or “Tested positive for COVID-19 without symptoms.”

If you develop symptoms after testing positive, follow the guidance above for “Think you had or tested positive for COVID-19 with symptoms.”

You may also return after having been exposed to a person before the 14 day quarantine if, after day 7, you have received a negative PCR COVID test. The test must occur on day 5 or later. A rapid COVID test result cannot be used for the purposes of returning to the rink.

However, anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 and who meets the following criteria does NOT need to stay home.

  • Someone who has been fully vaccinated and shows no symptoms of COVID-19. However, fully vaccinated people should get tested 3-5 days after their exposure, even if they don’t have symptoms and wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until their test result is negative.

Or

  • Someone who has COVID-19 illness within the previous 3 months and
  • Has recovered and
  • Remains without COVID-19 symptoms (for example, cough, shortness of breath)

  

Think you had or tested positive for COVID-19 WITH SYMPTOMS:

           You can return to the rink after

o  3 days with no fever and

o  Respiratory symptoms have improved (e.g. cough, shortness of breath) and

o  10 days since symptoms first appeared

*Depending on your healthcare provider’s advice, you may be advised to get tested to see if you still have COVID-19. If your provider has advised for additional testing, you can be around others when you have no fever, respiratory symptoms have improved, and after day 7, received a negative PCR COVID test (test must occur on day 5 or later).


Tested positive for COVID-19 WITHOUT SYMPTOMS:

You can return to the rink after

o  10 days has passed since test

* Depending on your healthcare provider’s advice, you may be advised to get tested to see if you still have COVID-19. If your provider has advised for additional testing, you can be around others when you have no fever, respiratory symptoms have improved, and after day 7, received a negative PCR COVID test (test must occur on day 5 or later).

 

If you (player, family member, coach) meet any of the criteria above, you will be required to inform Colleen O’Malley-Ramos, President, and your respective Team Manager, via email. Please send the email to president@clevelandsharks.com 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.


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