September 21, 2020
Dear LIHA members,
The LIHA board shares your excitement for the upcoming season. We are very pleased to be moving forward with the 2020-21 season. We are also well aware of the apprehension and questions due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
While we are very excited and grateful for the coming season, we remain primarily committed to the health and safety of our players, coaches, volunteers, spectators, and community at large. To that end, the LIHA board has created a COVID Committee, made of current board members, who will be tasked with assisting coaches and families to navigate the next few months in light of the current pandemic. This committee has created the following policy which will remain in effect for the current hockey season. This policy may be edited or extended as applicable guidelines change.
In the event anyone tests positive for COVID-19, full cooperation with the local health department and health professionals is expected by all members and coaches of LIHA, especially as it pertains to:
We ask that members be transparent and report any players or members who test positive or who may have been exposed to an individual who tested positive (school, work, practice, etc.). This will help ensure we can take the best action to help mitigate any spread of COVID-19.
Please remember there is no current vaccine or medication for the virus responsible for COVID-19. The only way to control the spread is if all members conduct themselves in a responsible manner as outlined by health professionals.
This season will likely be in flux due to COVID-19 and monetary refunds may not be available for unused ice, cancelled tournaments, etc.
We are all looking forward to a successful hockey season, but the success is the responsibility of everyone. Thank you for your consideration and LET’S GO STARS!