Updated October 21, 2020
In the event of a NJC member testing positive for COVID-19 or having been exposed, the following procedures are in place for notification, quarantine and return to play:
REPORTING POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST OR EXPOSURE
We encourage players, parents and coaches to stay home if they don’t feel well. Seek medical advice if you are exhibiting symptoms of the virus.
If a NJC player or family member tests positive or learns of direct exposure, please contact your Hockey Director immediately.
Our core values as an organization are respect for and among our employees and members. We will treat information regarding the identity of our members with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 as confidential. However, our goal is to be as transparent as possible related to this illness.
TEAM SAFETY PROTOCOL
1 - If player testing positive HAS been in direct contact with the team, all team members and coaches take a 14-day quarantine pause for all scheduled NJC activities.
2 - If player testing positive HAS NOT been in direct contact with the team, the team can continue normal activity. Player must follow INDIVIDUAL RETURN TO PLAY PROTOCOLS outlined below.
3 - If a player is EXPOSED from DIRECT CONTACT outside of team activity (e.g. classroom) and NOT showing symptoms. Player quarantines for 14 days but team can continue normal activity. The team was not exposed to a positive player but player will self- monitor and stay away.
4 - If a player has NON-DIRECT CONTACT outside of a team activity (e.g. at a school but not in direct contact flow) and NOT showing symptoms. Player is permitted to continue activity but must self-monitor for symptoms. If any change, default to #1 and #2 above.
INDIVIDUAL RETURN TO PLAY PROTOCOL
1 - Two weeks (14 days) of quarantine after symptoms resolve and fever is gone.
2 - Doctors note that player is safe to return
3 - Recommend having a re-test prior to return
Once above is received, Executive Committee and Hockey Director review before return is approved.
NJC expects all members to disclose positive tests immediately, follow all NJC protocols and state guidelines regarding contact tracing. Any violations may result in suspension or removal from the organization. Let’s do our best to keep all our players and families safe!
NJC COVID-19 PARTICIPATION PROTOCOL
All members must be diligent following the daily process of submitting athlete admittance forms and taking temperatures.
Please review and follow all rink guidelines when attending practices (see below).