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COVID-19 Information

WYHA COVID-19 POLICIES & PROCEDURES

UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 8, 2021

Currently, there are no restrictions in place related to participating in hockey activities or being a spectator at hockey events. WYHA will keep this page updated with any changes or additional health and safety protocols as necessary.

WHAT TO DO IF THERE IS A POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST

If a player or family member in the same household tests positive for COVID-19, or if a player/family member has been identified as having had close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19, immediately remove the player from play and contact the WYHA Health Coordinator (LINK: WYHA Health Coordinator email address), including the following information:

  • When was the player/coach first symptomatic (if they were symptomatic)?
  • When did they get tested?
  • When did they receive the positive result?
  • When were the most recent two times (dates) they were around the team?
  • Did they carpool to/from the rink with anyone?
  • Were they in close contact with a COVID-positive person within their household?
  • The vaccination status of the player/coach, if known.

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In the event of a positive test or an exposure to an individual with a positive test, players and family members must follow all CDC, MDH, and WYHA guidelines for returning to activity.

CLOSE CONTACT: IF YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER HAS BEEN EXPOSED TO A PERSON WHO TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

In some cases, a player or coach may be identified as a close contact to a COVID-positive case.

The guidelines for this scenario depend upon whether or not the player or coach has been vaccinated. The Minnesota Department of Health has updated their guidelines for quarantine requirements in the event of a close with a COVID-positive case. 

Here is a brief summary:

People who are fully vaccinated (at least two weeks after completing a vaccination series, which is two doses in a two-dose series or one dose in a one-dose series) and have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 do not need to quarantine. However, they should get tested three to five days after exposure, even if they do not have symptoms. They should also wear a mask indoors in public until they get a negative test result or for 14 days following exposure. Anyone who develops symptoms of COVID-19 should separate from others and get tested immediately, whether or not they are vaccinated.

For more info, see the MDH Guidelines: Quarantine Guidance for COVID-19.

UPDATED QUARANTINE GUIDELINES FOR 2021

The information below comes directly from the MDH Guidelines: Quarantine Guidance for COVID-19

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Who needs to quarantine?

People with the following types of exposures need to quarantine if they were not fully vaccinated (less than two weeks after completing a vaccination series, which is two doses in a two-dose series or one dose in a one-dose series) before the exposure occurred: 

  • People who were within 6 feet of someone contagious with COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more over the course of a day (24 hours).
  • People who live in the same household as someone with COVID-19.
  • People who had direct physical or intimate contact (e.g., kissing, hugging, other types of physical contact) with a person who has COVID-19.
  • People who provide care for a person who has COVID-19 at home.
  • People with direct exposure to respiratory droplets from a person contagious with COVID-19.

Who does not need to quarantine?

If someone is vaccinated and is exposed, they do not need to quarantine if BOTH of the following are true:

1) The COVID-19 exposure was at least 14 days after their vaccination series was fully completed.

2) They do not currently have any symptoms of COVID-19.

If someone has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days and is exposed again, they do not need to quarantine if ALL of the following are true:

1) Their illness was laboratory confirmed in the past 90 days.

2) They have fully recovered.

3) They do not currently have any symptoms of COVID-19.

4) People who live or work in a health care or long-term care facility and have a COVID-19 exposure, even if vaccinated, should refer to COVID-19 Recommendations for Health Care Workers (www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/hcp/hcwrecs.pdf).

GUIDANCE SURROUNDING CLOSE CONTACT AFTER ALREADY HAVING COVID-19

According to MDH, people who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 3 months and recovered do not have to quarantine or get tested again as long as they do not develop new symptoms. People who develop symptoms again within 3 months of their first bout of COVID-19 may need to be tested again if there is no other cause identified for their symptoms. In this scenario, WYHA will require proof of a previous positive COVID case, including the date the test was performed.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS PLAYERS AND PARENTS

The Wayzata Youth Hockey Association (WYHA) is dedicated to maintaining the health and safety of all of our players, coaches, parents, and fans. It is your responsibility as a WYHA member and/or player to be respectful of your fellow players, coaches, and volunteers. Keep in mind that other players and/or family members may have higher risk related to COVID-19 and we must all do our part to ensure a safe, healthy, and fun 2021-22 youth hockey season. 

  1. When in doubt, sit out! Players should be held out of practices or games if they are sick or experiencing symptoms, if a sibling or family member is sick or experiencing symptoms, or if they know that they have had exposure to any individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19.
  2. Social distancing. Coaches, players, parents, and spectators should practice social distancing whenever possible.
  3. Personal hygiene. Coaches, players, parents, and spectators should practice safe hygiene habits, including washing and/or sanitizing hands, covering coughs and sneezes, utilizing face coverings, and cleaning and sanitizing personal items and equipment frequently.

Christian Peterson

WYHA Health Coordinator

Phone: 612-296-5844


COVID-19 Decision Tree

If you believe your player or a family member in the same household has COVID-19 symptoms or has been exposed to someone with COVID-19, consult the Minnesota Department of Health Decision Tree to determine your next steps.