Hello MWVYHA Community:
Thank you for your patience as we worked out the details with the re-opening protocols from the Governor's office, we know you have a lot of questions. I hope to answer as many of these as possible tonight. If further questions arise please do not hesitate to reach out to me or your team's head coach. The biggest change in protocols since arena closures is around COVID-19 testing, the majority of the new protocols and recommendations were already in place by the Ham Arena and MWVYHA.
How do families return to hockey?
16U/18U Karla Murphy
14U Erin Wiggin
12U Kim Zipf
10U Josh McAllister
8U Kelsey MacMillan
The safety of our athletes and their families is the guiding influence for each of the protocols above. YOU need to make the best choice at this time for your athlete and your family. We respect that returning to the ice at this time under these conditions will not work for everyone. IF your athlete will NOT be returning to play for the 2020/2021 season please let me know by November 1st.
I look forward to seeing you all back at the arena and enjoying the game we love.
MWVYHA President & Tournament Director
Prior to Friday, November 6, 2020, it is required that all rink staff, volunteers, coaches/staff, referees, and athletes that are part of the Bantam and Squirt level be tested at least once for COVID-19 to limit early re-introduction of COVID-19. The test should be performed after the announced the 2-week “pause” on all hockey and ice arena activities on October 15, 2020. The test can be either PCR or Antigen based (ie Abbott BinaxNOW Rapid Test). Test results must be provided to the hockey program on or before Friday, November 6, 2020 with a copy being kept by the program for 30 days. A person is exempt from this recommendation if they have previously tested positive for COVID-19 in the three months prior to the date of the “pause” with a virus-specific test used to diagnose active infection (PCR or antigen based test). This is not true for Pee Wees and Mites because they had not been on the ice when this rule came out.
Everyone on the playing surface, which includes the benches and penalty boxes must were a face covering/mask. A mask can also be a full face shield with splash guard (fishbowl with splash guard). Masks can be lowered during play. Masks should be pulled back up on the bench or while standing waiting for a drill to start. Again, during game play they can be lowered.
At the Ham Arena if you play Tuesday Night League, are a Bantam in MWVYHA or are a Squirt for MWVYHA you need to provide the Ham Arena with a negative test result by November 6th. Nobody else in any of our programs needs to provide a test result.
As we begin our reopening phase we ask you to help by following all federal, state and local guidelines along with our own. Below is a list of things you'll need to know when you come to the Ham Arena. There are also some helpful links to CDC and New Hampshire documentation. Your help following those rules will help everyone. Thank you in advance. Stay Healthy!
We have just installed new pre-screening system. Basically you login and fill out the Covid questionnaire for yourself or up to 5 members of your family. If you answer the pre screening questions correctly you will be sent a QR code. You can either have that code on your phone or a printout of it. When you enter the Ham Arena you place the QR code in front of the scanner. With a confirmation of the code you will then be asked to have your temperature taken which is on the stand with the scanner. You can place your wrist or forehead in front of the scanner and if you are within range you will be given the green light to enter. The QR code can be used as many times as you need for one day. If you are coming back the next day you need to go back online to the form and fill it out again and get a new QR code. This will really help with the speed and flow for entering the arena.
You must enter at the main entrance
Staff will disinfect lobby, used locker rooms, bathrooms and bleachers after each ice session.
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Youth Hockey Association
PO Box 948, Conway, NH 03818