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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.

How long does a player or coach that tests positive for COVID 19 have to wait before returning to hockey (regardless of vaccination status)?

  • At least 5 days since symptoms first appeared or positive test (if asymptomatic) and
  • At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and
  • You have no symptoms or symptoms are resolving
  • Continue to wear a mask around others (including on the ice) for 5 additional days.

What happens if multiple players on the same team test positive?

Casco Bay COVID Committee will evaluate the above scenario and could possibly hold the team off the ice for a specified period of time to stop the spread of the outbreak.

FAQ

  • Do I have to notify CBHA if my player tests positive?  No, please let your coach know that the player will be out for 5 days.
  • Do I have to test my player if someone in my household is positive?  It is not required but it is recommended.  If the player develops symptoms, they should stay away from the rink and follow the guidance of a positive COVID result above.
  • My child is complaining of a headache and has a runny nose, they tested negative for COVID, can they still go to their game?  No, if your player is sick their play is not going to be at a level that will help their team and they don’t want to spread whatever virus they have.
  • My player was notified that they were a close contact, do they have to miss hockey? No, you should monitor them for symptoms and testing is recommended.

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.  The Casco Bay Hockey COVID Committee reserves the right to have rules that are different than current Maine CDC and/or US CDC rules based on our best judgment of our sport and how to keep players safe.  The Committee also reserves the right to examine the application of our rules to each exposure situation and make exceptions when necessary.

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 10/7/202