Hello Families and Friends,
From the time that Alaska was notified that we would have the opportunity to have a 2020-2021 hockey season, AHA has taken the lead in creating and implementing COVID policy. Prior to the start of the season the Anchorage Hockey Association worked in the conjunction with the Municipality of Anchorage to help open the rinks in a safe manner. The incubation period for the virus is thought to be 2-14 days which means that the infected people were infected before their attendance at our tournament, and had no idea that they were infected. Although there were individuals that were asymptomatic at the event, we are positive that this was rolling through the hockey community and was not caused by the tournament, nor does it show that anything was done wrong in hosting this event. Furthermore, it has come to light that there are multiple teams that were not at this tournament and have tested positive for COVID 19.
Prior to the tournament, the Anchorage Hockey Association had established rules and mitigation procedures in accordance with the CDC, Alaska State Health Department and the medical professionals designated to advise the Anchorage Hockey Association Board Members. Those mitigation procedures included:
At no time did the capacity of the facility reach 25% of the total capacity of over 700 persons.
Since the outbreak, the Anchorage Hockey Association has taken the lead in helping all the teams mitigate the spread of the virus. We have also led the way in setting COVID policy across the Hockey community. The following actions have been taken in house to prevent/mitigate the further spread of the COVID-19 virus.
AHA has put out a policy that is in line with the current CDC guideline. This is to say that hockey will be a lot different for the foreseeable future. For a copy of the policy, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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