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COVID Guidelines - FIA/FHA

ALL PARTICIPANTS SHOULD USE THE MINNESOTA SYMPTOM SCREENER

All participants should use the Minnesota Symptom
Screener: https://mn.gov/covid19/for-minnesotans/if-sick/is-it-covid/
Each player, coach, staff member, referee, and others should check his/her temperature at home, and refrain from
participation if he or she has a fever (≥100.3 degrees F). All coaches, players, referees and others (i.e.
spectators) should be monitoring their symptoms at home to ensure that:

  • He/she is not currently demonstrating or suffering from any ill symptoms.  Rule of Thumb: If sick for any reason stay home, get rest, and get healthy.  Thank you for spreading love and NOT germs!
  • Any individual who is unable to confirm the above criteria should not participate and contact both their
  • school and healthcare provider.
  • He/she has not had any close contact with a sick individual or anyone with a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • He/she has not had a suspected or documented case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days

FHA COVID Close Contact Process

FHA strongly recommends players/coaches to follow the guidelines from CDC/MDH for COVID close contacts.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html

https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/schools/exguide.pdf

With our players attending many different schools, the guidance on close contacts varies from school to school. Therefore, the Faribault Hockey Board voted on close contact situations after guidance from MDH and local doctors regarding COVID for the 2021-2022 hockey season. This is subject to change. 

If the player/coach/spectator is considered a close contact, they are allowed to come to practices/games ONLY if they wear a mask on and off the ice for the duration of their quarantine and monitor for symptoms. They are strongly encouraged to get tested 3-5 days after exposure. If they develop just one symptom, please keep them home and get tested. 

If you test positive for COVID, you will need to quarantine for at least ten days from your first symptom. If you have no symptoms, your quarantined begins on the day you tested positive. 

All Covid-19 related situations with your player or family member must go through Jamie Jindra (FHA Covid Coordinator - 507-210-0820 or jamie.jindra@gmail.com) for awareness or approval to return to the rink.

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan Highlights for Faribault Ice Arena

 

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan Highlights for Faribault Ice Arena

  • Illness! – Guests will be sent home or asked not to come in the Faribault Ice Arena at any sign of illness. Symptoms to look for include: Fever (100.4 or higher), or feeling feverish? Chills? A new cough? Shortness of Breath? Sore throat? Muscle Aches? New headache? New loss of smell of taste?

  • Wash your hands! – Please wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or sanitize them frequently.

  • Masks are encouraged if not vaccinated.

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan for Faribault Ice Arena

Faribault Arena is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our staff, volunteers, and guests. To ensure that, we have developed the following COVID-19 Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff team members are all responsible for implementing this plan. Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in our ice arena. This requires full cooperation among our staff and our guests. Only through this cooperative effort can we establish and maintain the safety and health of our Faribault Arena. Faribault Hockey Association will follow the MDH guidelines (using the MDH Decision Tree) if a player/coach or family member tests positive, or if you come in close contact with someone who tests positive. https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/schools/exguide.pdf

Staff are responsible for implementing and complying with ALL aspects of this COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. Faribault Arena staff and volunteers have our full support in enforcing the provisions for this policy. 

Our guests and staff are our most important assets. We are serious about health and keeping our Faribault Arena safe for everyone. We have involved several members of our team in this process by receiving feedback and recommendations from the Faribault Hockey Board, City of Faribault, USA Hockey, and Minnesota Hockey. Our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan addresses:

  • Screening and Policies for employees and guest

  • Handwashing

  • Social distancing

  • Housekeeping

  • Communication

Screening and policies for employees and guests

Staff and guest are encouraged to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. The following policies and procedures are being implemented to assess staff and guest’s health status prior to entering the Faribault Ice Arena and to report if they are sick or experiencing symptoms inside the ice arenas. 

  • Staff and guests prior to coming in the ice arena are asked to complete a Self-Check Health Screening Checklist created by the MN Department of Health (See Appendix A). This checklist will be posted on the doors of the arenas. While you do not need to submit a copy of the checklist, if you answer yes to any of the questions, DO NOT enter the arena.

  • Staff and guests will be sent home at any sign or illness

  • If you have any sign of illness STAY HOME

Self-Check Health Screening Checklist includes:

  • Fever (100.4 or higher), or feeling feverish?

  • Chills?

  • A new cough?

  • Shortness of breath?

  • A new sore throat?

  • New muscle aches?

  • New headache?

  • New loss of smell or taste?

Handwashing

Basic infection prevention measures are being implemented at our arena at all times. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water frequently throughout the day. We encourage staff, players, and guests to bring and use hand sanitizer before, during, and after being in the rink. 

If you have any questions/concerns, contact Jamie Jindra (FHA Board COVID-19 person of contact). 

Jamie.jindra@gmail.com

507.210.0820