COVID Updates (St. Marys Minor Hockey)

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The impact of COVID-19 has been felt by all of us - as families, workers, and communities. Our hockey family has felt the impact of this as well. As we prepare to return to the arena safely, there will be many guidelines and protocols to follow. And while the situation is still evolving, many of us will have questions about measures in place in response to COVID-19.

The COVID Committee plans to help with those questions. We will be regularly monitoring updates from our governing bodies (Hockey Canada, OHF, OMHA, OWHA) as well as the Town of St. Marys, our Facilities Department, and, most importantly, our local public health authorities (HPPH).

There are many documents already published which address concerns about hygiene guidelines, equipment, self-assessment tools, masks, and physical distancing. SMMHA has included all of these guidelines and protocols in our Return to Play Programming Plan. We have also included links to these resources here for you to reference throughout the season. If you have specific questions or concerns, you can send an email to [email protected] and we will do our best to answer them or find an answer for you.

COVID-Related Documents (specific sections concerning our return to hockey have been indicated):

A Framework for Reopening Our Province: Stage 3  (July 13, 2020 - Ontario) 
* This document contains information about Stage 3, what it means for Ontario citizens, gathering restrictions, and ways to stay safe

Hockey Canada Return to Hockey Safety Guidelines (June 4, 2020) 
* Section 6 - Hygiene (pages 9-13)
* Section 7 - Recommended Return to Hockey Procedures (pages 17-19)
* Positive COVID-19 Test in Hockey Environment (page 20)

Hockey Canada Return to Hockey Safety Guidelines - Frequently Asked Questions (June 4, 2020) 

OWHA Return to Hockey Protocols (July 15, 2020) 
* Appendix A: COVID-19 Education Resources (page 8)
* Appendix B: COVID-19 Association Protocols (pages 10-11)
* Appendix C: Health Screening Form (pages 13-14)
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