Rochester Edge Girls Hockey Association has compiled the following information from various sources regarding requirements for returning to play hockey during the COVID-19 pandemic.
All organization members, volunteers, players, and coaches are required to follow all guidelines provided by NYSAHA, USA Hockey, NY Department of Health, the CDC and OSHA. This includes the following:
Continued updates provided by NYSAHA/USAH has been made available under the page NYSAHA and USA Hockey Notices. For the latest information from NYSAHA and USA Hockey, please visit:
Of note, there a lot of good resources for training at home, staying active, off season activities on the USA Hockey site.
The following information has been posted by the New York State Department of Health:
Ice hockey is considered a high risk sport.
- “Effective immediately and in accordance with this guidance, the abovementioned permitted statewide outdoor, low-risk recreational activities, as determined by ESD, may partake in all types of play, except competitive tournaments requiring travel.
- "Effective July 6, 2020 in regions that have reached or surpassed Phase 3 of the State’s reopening and in accordance with this guidance, participants in lower and moderate risk sports and recreation activities may partake in all types of play, except competitive tournaments requiring travel. Participants in higher risk sports and recreation activities may only partake in individual or distanced group training and organized no/low-contact group training.”
The following information has been posted by the CDC: