There is risk associated in any public environment where there is potential for direct or indirect contact with individuals who have been exposed to and/or diagnosed with one or more communicable diseases, including but not limited to COVID-19. It is impossible to eliminate the risk of possible infection due to contact with or close proximity to an individual with a communicable disease.
We trust that those entering the facility who have pre-existing conditions or are immunocompromised, or have individuals living in their home who would be considered at risk, have seriously evaluated any and all potential risks posed by either entering the facility or deciding to play hockey at this time.
We cannot guarantee a 100% risk-free environment!
Effective 9/1/2020, the USA Hockey general liability policy contains a communicable disease exclusion, which will exclude coverage for claims alleging illness or injury due to exposure to communicable disease, viruses and specifically COVID-19
To ensure the health and well-being of all ice hockey participants and spectators, and in cooperation with our rink facilities, KVHA will utilize these Return to Play Standards for the 2020-2021 Season.. This plan has been designed using recommendations of the MAHA, USA Hockey, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), & the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services. Collectively, this provides the rink and our association members a path to safely operate while minimizing possible risks tied to COVID-19 and other communicable disease.
Your participation is important to help us take precautionary measures to protect you and everyone visiting the facility.
KVHA Teams and Visiting Teams and those with a a pre- scheduled ice time do not need to complete this survey. All contract tracing related to team activities will be handled by the team or individual renting the ice. The facility or association will contact the team if contract tracing is necessary.
Any outside groups or individuals, including Spectators, not related to the team(s), must complete this questionnaire before entry or at the time of entry to the facility.
In the event of a reported exposure, you will be notified via email.
Close contact to COVID-19 occurs when you are within six feet of someone who is showing symptoms of COVID-19, for at least 15 minutes, and the person later tests positive for the coronavirus. If either or both individuals were wearing face masks, the risk of transmission is very low.
If a player, coach or one of their household members are awaiting results from a Covid-19 test, they should stay home and follow their health care provider's guidelines for quarantine. Those testing negative may resume activities as long as they are not exhibiting symptoms of illness.
If you, your player or members of your household, are experiencing any symptoms of illness, please self-quarantine until you have been symptom free for at least 48 hours.
If a player or coach tests positive for Covid19, please follow these guidelines:
If a parent tests positive with minimal exposure to the team, it is recommended that the parent follow their physician's or the testing agency's recommendations with regard to quarantine, treatment, follow -up, etc.
The goal of the Health Department is to provide instructions on quarantine and treatment, while interviewing those testing positive to help them identify the people they were in contact with during their infectious period. When they notify close contacts of their potential exposure they are interviewed to see if they have symptoms, offer testing, and arrange for care if they are ill. They will also provide instructions on quarantine and/or testing if recommended.
The Health department is the agency that has the ability to shut us down if our teams do not comply or report cases timely. We are asking for your cooperation in both reporting, as well as follow up, to ensure that all of our teams can continue skating this season.
The Health Department is not being unreasonable, they want to ensure that they are able to minimize the spread of the disease to keep vulnerable folks in our community safe as well as to keep our businesses, schools and rinks open. Please do your part in cooperating with them.
While we know that there are no activities that are risk free from viruses and germs, there are some key factors within our sport that contribute to safety. Consider: