COVID-19 INFORMATION

Updated February 25, 2021

RINK PROTOCOLS

Please review and follow all rink guidelines when attending team activities (see below).

NJC PARTICIPATION PROTOCOL

Updated January 11, 2021

All NJC members must be diligent following the daily process by completing TeamScreen or TeamSnap health checks online.  lf you do not complete online, please submit NJC COVID Screening forms to your team representative.

Mennen has installed a Thermal Imaging System in the front entrance of the building. The Thermal Imaging System has shown to more accurately measure surface skin temperature faster than a typical forehead or oral (mouth) thermometer that requires close distance or physical contact with the person being evaluated.  The system does not determine if someone has COVID-19, it only measures the surface temperature of the individual.

  • The Thermal Imaging System will trigger an audible alarm both in the foyer and in the Main office if someone has a temperature over 100.3 degrees.
  • If an alarm sounds, a staff member will escort the individual(s) to the designated area for notification.
  • If the individual came with others in the same vehicle (parent, child, skater, etc.), the entire group will be asked to wait in the Lobby, while the Staff Member speaks to the individual with the temperature.

The individual can go through the reader one more time.  If the reader still alerts, the individual/group must leave the rink.

HEALTH PROTOCOLS

Update January 28, 2021

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/coach 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

Team protocols are minimum requirements and subject to longer quarantines than our guidelines.  In such circumstances, you must follow the instructions from the Department of Health or treating physician.  If return is for less days than NJC guidelines, a medical explanation must be provided by Dept. of Health or treating physician.

 

1 - If player/coach testing positive HAS been in direct contact with the team, all team members and coaches take a 10-day quarantine pause for all scheduled NJC activities.

  • If more than one player/coach tests positive within the 10 day pause, quarantine will extend to 14 days.
  • Asymptomatic players and coaches may submit a negative PCR test administered on day 5-7 from direct exposure. Rapid test results will not be accepted for early return from quarantine.

 

2 - If player/coach testing positive HAS NOT been in direct contact with the team, the team can continue normal activity.  Player/Coach must follow INDIVIDUAL RETURN TO PLAY PROTOCOLS outlined below.

 

3 - If a player/coach 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/Coach is permitted to continue activity but must self-monitor for symptoms.  If any change, default to #1 and #2 above.

 

4 - If a player/coach is EXPOSED from DIRECT CONTACT outside of team activity (e.g. classroom) and NOT showing symptoms.

  • Player/coach quarantines for 10 days or can submit a negative PCR test administered on day 5-7. Rapid test results will not be accepted for early return from quarantine.
  • Team can continue normal activity. The team was not exposed to a positive team member but player/coach will self- monitor and stay away.

 

5 - If a player/coach is EXPOSED from DIRECT CONTACT within a household and NOT showing symptoms.

  • If positive individual is able to isolate from player/coach, quarantine for 10 days or submit a negative PCR test administered on day 5-7 from last contact. Rapid test results will not be accepted for early return from quarantine.
  • If positive individual is not able to isolate from player/coach, quarantine 10 days from positive test date. If player/coach remains asymptomatic after 10 days, must quarantine an additional 14 days as a PUI (patient under investigation).
  • Team can continue normal activity. The team was not exposed to a positive team member but player/coach will self- monitor and stay away.

 

COVID POSITIVE INDIVIDUAL RETURN TO PLAY PROTOCOL

1 - Quarantine 10-14 days based upon Department of Health or physician recommendation with symptoms resolved and no fever for 72 hours.

2 - Physician note that player/coach is safe to return must be submitted.

 

Once received, Executive Committee and Hockey Director review before return is approved.  In special circumstances, medical experts may be consulted.

 

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!

GENERAL INFORMATION

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