The circumstances surrounding COVID-19 are constantly changing. ASHA and MHA are continually working to adhere to the guidelines published by the State of Alaska concerning youth sports. Alaska has published specific guidelines for youth sports and indoor/outdoor facilities. ASHA and MHA have also released an advisory to all members as it pertains to these guidelines as well as non-sanctioned events. Thank you for your patience and demonstration of grace as we strive to provide a safe environment for everyone.
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Community knowledge surrounding COVID-19 is constantly developing and changing. Official reporting suggests circumstances will vary based on geographic region. Therefore, ASHA strongly encourages all participants in youth hockey to adhere to the Federal, Alaska Government, and any local government guidelines for best practices on COVID-19 health practices and prevention.
Each ASHA-affiliated association should have its own plan in place for returning players to the game. ASHA has no role in operating ice rinks or affiliate-associations. Government advice suggests rinks and associations should follow the guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Guidance for Social Distancing, as well as any local government directives in determining when, and how, it is appropriate to return to the rinks, including requirements or guidelines for physical distancing, size of gatherings or number of people permitted in a facility, or wearing masks, etc. ASHA has no role in determining such actions.
The information provided below pertains specifically to MHA's regular and seasonal play at the Harry J McDonald Center (MAC). This includes procedures for practices, guidelines on travel, MAC expectations, and information for if someone demonstrates symptoms or receives a positive test result.