Last page update: 2/24/2021
Please review the below PDF link from Minnesota Hockey for return to play. We must follow the New Rules implemented by the State of MN and/or Minnesota Hockey Board of Directors for this season.
In an effort to maintain the health and safety of the players, families, spectators, coaches, staff, and officials participating in events hosted by The Elk River Youth Hockey Association (ERYHA), the following best practices have been adopted with the guidance of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), USA Hockey, Minnesota Hockey, District 10 and our various arena partners. Compliance with these guidelines is required by all to help mitigate the transmission of COVID-19.
These changes from our normal routines will help us keep our communities healthy and our kids playing the game they love.
You must contact your team manager, coach, ERYHA President or the ERYHA COVID-19 Representative immediately for a confirmed COVID-19 result or close contact quarantine. Managers and coaches you must notify ERYHA Covid-19 Rep or ERYHA President. We will get in contact with the proper people to answer your questions and address your concerns. Nobody wants to see teams and / or coaches fined, missing any post season and/or being suspended.
District 10 Face Mask Penalties and Fines
MDH, MN Hockey and D10, have a few guidelines we highlight below for reporting COVID-19:
ERYHA maintains the confidentiality of anyone with a positive test in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
ERYHA has reviewed our volunteer opportunities and we cannot make reasonable accommodations for volunteers not wearing a mask. It would present a direct threat to the health or safety of others—including volunteers and other associations or visitors which we are not allowed to do according to the MN Department of Labor and Industry. The only accommodation we can offer those who cannot wear a face covering is the volunteer buyout option. Also the arena has informed us all visitors must wear a mask to enter the building. We have looked into this also and according to the MN Department of Health, a business is not required to allow entry to a customer or visitor that is not wearing a mask. The arena feels they cannot properly protect their workers or other visitors. The arena has stated if their mask policy is not followed, they will remove all spectators from the arena for the season.
Attn: ERYHA Families
Anyone with a known exposure of a COVID-19 positive person must self quarantine 14 days from the date of exposure (per MN Dept of Health guideline for student and youth programs). You must contact your team manager, coach, ERYHA President or the ERYHA COVID-19 Representative immediately for a confirmed COVID-19 result or close contact quarantine.
Close Contact Exposure = Hockey & all activities Quarantine:
Contact tracing applies 48 hrs prior to a test OR the start of symptoms.
This guideline is subject to change. We thank you for the understanding as we all navigate hockey at this time. We are doing are best to follow Federal, State and Affiliate recommendations that will offer the best plan for our membership and allow us to hold a season of hockey during a worldwide pandemic.
We are grateful to have a season of hockey in 2020-2021!
Keep your hockey teammates safe & stay home if you have any symptoms!
For more information please contact:
ERYHA Covid Representative