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COVID-19 Information

Casco Bay Hockey Association COVID-19 Guidelines

Casco Bay Hockey Association (CBHA), in conjunction with USA Hockey, the Maine Amateur Hockey Association (MEAHA), the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention (Maine CDC), local government officials, and local arena staff have developed the following organizational policy related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Casco Bay Hockey developed this policy with the expectation that we will all work together to adhere to the following guidelines to ensure that everyone can have a safe hockey season.  Those that do not adhere to these guidelines put all of us at risk from not having a hockey season and will be subject to disciplinary action!

A designated team representative (coach or TA) will be responsible for taking attendance and asking a series of questions at each team event.  A copy of the daily attendance sheet and questionnaire will need to be saved and shared with the COVID-19 Committee using Google Drive.

All coaches and team representatives are required to wear face coverings when inside the rink.  Players are expected to wear face coverings in the rink, until their helmet is on, and not when on the ice. Coaches also must wear face coverings while on the bench.

Under current rink and group gathering guidelines it is Casco Bay Hockey’s expectation that there will be no spectators allowed inside the rink.  Spectators are not allowed at any of Casco Bay Hockey’s home rinks at this time.  This will be updated if there are changes in rink and state guidelines.  Players should plan on arriving at the rink dressed to play.  Parents will need to drop their players off at the door where a team representative will check them in.

Locker Rooms - When available they can be used if these guidelines are followed in addition to rink guidelines:

  • Everyone in the locker room (players and coaches) needs to wear a mask. 
  • Prior to a game or practice the coach can quickly discuss his or her plan with the team in the locker room, during this time the coach has to wear his/her mask and the players need to wear their masks (sitting in the locker room with just a helmet on is not acceptable.)
  • A player's mask can only be removed  when putting on their helmet and at that time they must exit the locker room immediately. 
  • Post game or practice, the locker room is not to be used to break down the game/practice, this can be done outside the rink or inside the rink in a space large enough for at least 6-foot social distancing.  Everyone must wear a mask while inside the rink.
  • Once a player removes their helmet their mask needs to go on immediately, this should be the first thing done when entering the locker room.

What happens if a skater or household member has a positive test or is exposed to anyone with symptoms?  

1. Has your skater been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms (presumed positive) in the past 2 weeks?

  • If YES, the player is withheld from team activities for 2 weeks after contact with that person.

2. In the past 2 weeks, has anyone in  your household tested positive for COVID-19 or is presumed positive?

  • If YES, the player is withheld from team activities for 2 weeks after contact with that person

3. Has anyone in your household been exposed to someone with COVID-19?  If YES:

  • COVID Test - If a player or coach has a member of their household that will be taking a COVID-19 test or is waiting on results of a test (due to symptoms or possible exposure) they should not be attending any hockey event until the test result comes back as negative.  If a player or coach is in quarantine because of exposure to someone with COVID-19 they must stay in quarantine for 14 days (a negative test does not end the quarantine.)
  • Household Quarantine - If a family member in your household is quarantined, a player or coach cannot attend any hockey events until the family member's 14 day quarantine ends UNLESS: It has been at least five days since the family member(s) were exposed and after the fifth day that family member has a COVID 19 test and results of the test are negative.  This does not change the quarantine status of the family member.

4. How long does a player that tests positive for COVID 19 have to wait before returning to hockey?

  • At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
  • At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and
  • Symptoms have improved and
  • A doctor has certified the return for that player

5. What happens if multiple players on the same team test positive or have entered quarantine for exposure during a rolling 14-day period?

  • If three players on the same team have tested positive or are in quarantine (any combination of the two) that team would have to refrain from all hockey activities for two weeks.

Testing positive or entering into quarantine requires notification to Casco Bay Youth Hockey via notify@cascobayhockey.com or phone 207-420-1086.  A parent, guardian, or player should not feel obligated to report this to his/her coach or team administrator.  Parents may notify their child’s coach or TA, but it is not required.  

Casco Bay Hockey will follow the guidance of the Maine CDC regarding notification and contact tracing.  Our intention is to be as candid and forthcoming as possible while respecting the privacy of every member.

We want to have a fun and complete hockey season just as much as our CBHA families do.  Please be respectful of our rules, all ice rink rules, and the rules of the other organizations we play against—it gives us the best chance to be part of the game we all love.

Links:

USA Hockey Player Safety and Health: https://www.usahockey.com/playersafety

Maine CDC: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus/index.shtml

Click here or the document link below to download the Casco Bay Hockey Participant Agreement.

FMI/Questions about Casco Bay Hockey's guidelines please click president@cascobayhockey.com to email Matt Lambert.

 

Last updated 10/15/2020


We have attempted to provide some guidance on refunds in the event there is a need for cancellation of all or part of the 2020-21 season. Our registration fees include both up-front and full-season administrative costs that vary by team and level from $50-$100.  These administrative costs cannot be refunded and consist of league fees and association fees, team gear that has already been ordered and maintenance costs at Casco Bay Arena that cannot be recouped by Casco Bay Hockey Association.  We want to be transparent that these are only estimates and final refund timing and amounts will still be subject to Board of Directors approval in response to the specific of the cancellation. Details for each level are included below, if canceled on or before the date shown the corresponding refund percentage would be applied.  Hopefully our refund policy starts and ends with this note.  Please note that late fees are not subject to the refund policy.

Matthew Lambert
President
president@cascobayhockey.com

Level 90% Refund 50% Refund 20% Refund
Learn to Play
10/1/20
11/29/20
N/A
Tier 4
9/15/20
11/29/20
1/2/21
Spartans (except 2006)
8/1/20
11/1/20
1/2/21
Mariners Coed and Girls Travel Full Season
8/15/20
11/29/20
1/2/21
Mariners Girls Split Season U16/U19
8/1/20
10/12/20
N/A
Spartan Half Season 2006
8/1/20
9/18/20
N/A
Mariners 16U/18U & 18U Tier 4
8/1/20
9/25/20
N/A