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Valley League 2020-21 Covid-19 Guidelines 9-2-20


(**Subject to updates, changes or clarifications from the City of Medford)

1. Modified Game Rules:
     A. No body checking allowed.
     B. Mask MUST be work on the bench at ALL times and players need to remain six (6) feet apart on the bench.
     C. Mask MUST be worn during ALL face-offs by Centers and Wings.
     D. Referees and Coaches MUST wear masks at ALL times.
2. Contact Tracing - All rental groups are required to provide an accurate roster with contact information of all participants. The Valley Hockey League will utilize our online rostering system to fulfill this requirement.
3. Players walk into the facility dressed and show up to the rink no more than 15-minutes prior to their ice time. We will provide adequate space for skaters to put their skates on, but we recommend bringing walkable skate guards as well.
4. Players MUST leave within 15-minutes of the end of their ice time.
5. For the safety of all customers, participants and employees, we strongly recommend drop off of only players. If that is no an option, only one (1) spectator per skater is allowed inside the facility. Spectators will be required to wear a face mask and practice social distancing.
6. Protective masks are required at all times in the building.
7. Players are required to use their own water bottles and fill them at home.
8. If a player or coach has any sort of illness, coughing, or sneezing, please stay home.
9. No contact or battle drills are allowed.
10. Groups must be broken up into groups of 25 or less. Multiple groups are allowed on the ice. Ice can be split into different area with groups of 25 if they are separated by 14 ft.
11. Coaches must be responsible for social distancing among players and coaching staffs.
12. Players and coaches must achieve proper hygiene at beginning and end of all activities thru hand washing and sanitizing.
13. Please make sure to cover your mouth and/or noew when sneezing or coughing.
14. NO SPITTING inside the facility.
15. Valley Rinks will provide hand sanitizing stations throughout the facility.
16. Shower areas will be closed until further notice.

1. We expect the City of Medford to follow similar guidelines with regards to the LoConte Rink, Medford.
2. The Valley Hockey League will be playing 5-games weekly at the LoConte Rink on Sundays mornings from 7:00 AM to 12:50 PM beginning Sunday Sept. 14th.

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