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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

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 required! - Masks are required per Governor’s, MDH, and MN Hockey orders.

  • No drinking fountains at this time! – Plan accordingly and bring your own water bottle or two!

  • Maintain 6-foot social distancing! – Stay apart in the lobby and within reason on the ice. 

  • Spectators Update

         Games: Two spectators per player.    No food or drinks for spectators.  Exceptions will be made when needed for parents/guardians who must bring other children into the arena with them. All spectators will be required to wear a facial covering and maintain proper social distance guidelines.

         Practices: Parents of skaters squirt level and older are not allowed in the building during practices. Only one parent of skaters in mini-mites/mites/U8 may attend practices.

  • Come fully dressed!

  • Arrive no sooner than 10 minutes prior to your ice time!  Goalies can enter 15 minutes before ice time.

  • Leave the arena within 10 minutes after your ice time ends!

  • Coaches/players to encourage social distancing guidelines are being met!

  • Please follow the signage for the entry and exit points into and out of the Arena!

  • Bags: Small drawstring bags or small backpacks may be utilized to help carry in smaller items and store
    personal belongings (medications, phones, keys, etc.). No equipment bags will be allowed in facilities with the exception of goalies.

  • Lockers rooms are not available for practices.  Games: locker rooms will be available for drop off as you must come fully dressed per guidelines.

  • Players need to arrive fully dressed. Goalies need to come as dressed as they can and finish putting their pads/skates on in the rink, if needed.

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. Faribault Arena will have hand sanitizers dispensers that can be used for hand hygiene. COVID-19 Best Practices for Ice Rinks postes which include handwashing will be posted throughout the arena. (see Appendix B)

Respiratory etiquette

Players, Coaches, refs, Staff, guests, people, etc. are asked to leave their masks on at all times in the arena. Avoid touching their face with their hands, Respiratory etiquette will be demonstrated on COVID -19 Best Practices for Ice Rinks posters which will be posted throughout the ice arena (see Appendix B).

Social distancing

Social distancing is being implemented in the ice arenas through the following controls:

  • Staff and guests will be encouraged to follow social distancing practices within reason.

  • COVID-19 Best Practices for Ice Rinks posters place in the arena

  • Designated entry and exit doors to the arena

  • Face Masks must be worn at all times by all people (players, coaches, workers, people, etc.) in the rink

  • Spectators Update

     Games: Two spectators per player.  No food or drinks for spectators.  Exceptions will be made when needed for parents/guardians who must bring other children into the arena with them. All spectators will be required to wear a facial covering and maintain proper social distance guidelines.

     Practices: Parents of skaters squirt level and older are not allowed in the building during practices. Only one parent of skaters in mini-mites/mites/U8 may attend practices.

  • Locker rooms will not be available for use

  • Teams and players will be allowed to enter the rink 10 minutes prior to their practice or game.  Goalies can enter 15 minutes before ice time.

  • Teams and parents will be asked to leave immediately leave the building following a game or practice. 

  • No gatherings allowed in the lobby areas

  • Bags: Small drawstring bags or small backpacks may be utilized to help carry in smaller items and store
    personal belongings (medications, phones, keys, etc.). No equipment bags will be allowed in facilities with the exception of goalies.

  • Coaches and athletes will be requested to implement social distancing practices within reason for their team during their practices/games. 

  • Everyone in the rink is encouraged to follow social distancing practices within reason.

Housekeeping

Regular housekeeping practices are being implemented. This includes routine cleaning and disinfecting. Frequent cleaning and disinfecting will be conducted in high touch areas.

  • At this time drinking fountains will remain closed. Water fill stations will be available for use. Please plan accordingly and bring your own water bottle or two!

Communication

The COVID-19 Preparedness Plan for Faribault Ice Arena will be communicated to guests through email, postings throughout the arena, and available on the Faribault Hockey Association website. Any updates to the plan will be communicated to guest in a timely fashion. This plan was approved by the board on…… The plan will be updated as necessary. 

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

Jamie.jindra@gmail.com

507.210.0820

 

Appendix A – MN Department of Health Visitor and Employee Health Screening Checklist

http://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facilityhlthscreen.pdf

Appendix B – Minnesota Ice Arenas Managers Association COVID-19 Best Practices for Ice Rinks

https://miama.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/MIAMA-Covid-Best-Practices-Sign.pdf?utm_source=mailpoet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=december-4-2019-miama-around-the-rink-bi-weekly-e-newsletter_70