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Are you showing symptoms?  If a player, coach, or parent/guardian is experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, there are three scenarios*:

  • You do not get tested - you may return to the rink after 10 days of isolation and after 24 hours of no symptoms.  May return to the rink earlier with a note from your healthcare provider with an alternate diagnosis.
  • You receive a negative COVID-19 test - you may return to the rink after 24 hours of no symptoms (see note below)
  • You receive a positive COVID-19 test - you may return to the rink after 10 days of isolation and after 24 hours of no symptoms. (see note below)
COVID-19 symptoms include: sore throat, feeling feverish, measured temperature of 100.4 or higher, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell.  There are more non-specific signs and symptoms.  For a full list, click HERE
*NOTE:  IN ALL SCENARIOS, a player who has been asked to quarantine by their local health district, school, or medical professional should NOT attend any SYHA event in accordance with their guidance.  
Have you come into contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 but are NOT showing symptoms?  Any player, coach, or parent/guardian has been in contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 may return to the rink after 14 days of isolation.  May return earlier with a note from your healthcare provider.
SYHA COVID-19 Tracing Protocol - In accordance with state and local privacy and confidentiality laws and regulations, SYHA will notify local health officials, the Connecticut Hockey Conference, coaches and families of any confirmed positive COVID-19 player or parent who has shared ice / rink space with other SYHA members.  SYHA will maintain strict confidentiality in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws and regulations.
Any positive COVID-19 test, contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19, or concerns related to SYHA adherence of COVID-19 protocols, should be immediately reported to .  A safety committee may be consulted, if required, to enforce or modify SYHA protocols as necessary.  Strict confidentiality will be maintained at all times.
We are ALL part of the solution. 
Our kids want to play, our coaches want to coach.  As parents, players, and coaches, it is our individual responsibility to follow the rules above to minimize the health risk to our entire program.  When in doubt, please stay home.  Please also note:
  • Players will be removed from the ice and parents will be called if a player is exhibiting symptoms deemed concerning, and/or is not following required safety protocols (i.e. face covering, social distancing, etc.).  
  • Coaches will be held accountable to exercise the same judgement and follow all required safety protocols. 
  • Parents are expected to reinforce and police these rules with their players to support our coaching staff and program as a whole.  
Let's have a SAFE season everyone and do our best to keep everyone on the ice.  Thank you for your ongoing support and adherence to these rules during these unprecedented and difficult times.  
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me at melanson207@hotmail.com.
Paul Melanson
SYHA President

Please click HERE to view guidelines drawn from the Connecticut State Department of Education in collaboration with the CTDPH