WHYH Covid-19 Information
-CHC 2021-22 Covid-19 Guidlines and Procedures-
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 22, 2021
Chris Boyle, Director of Communications
Statement From Public Health Commissioner Manisha Juthani, MD, Regarding Masking All Athletes Regardless Of Vaccination Status
HARTFORD, Conn.— Due to the rapid emergence of the new highly transmissible Omicron variant, the Connecticut Department of Public Health is halting guidance that would have allowed fully vaccinated athletes, coaches, and officials to participate in athletic competitions without masks as of Dec. 23.
Although a previous assessment was made by DPH that would have allowed the choice for fully vaccinated participants to unmask during sports competitions, the rapid rise in COVID-19 community case rates and the emergence of this more contagious variant has forced us to reconsider that assessment. Guidance that has been in place for winter sports throughout this season will remain in place.
In line with our neighboring states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, DPH is advising that all participants continuously wear a mask over the nose and mouth during all indoor athletic activities to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our state and region.
WHYH Covid-19 Statement
November 18, 2021
Dear West Haven Youth Hockey community,
A reminder that the city of West Haven and Bennett Rink management continue to require that all visitors, including players, coaches, referees and spectators, must wear a mask while at Bennett Rink.
For vaccinated players, they do not have to wear a mask during the playing of a CHC sanctioned game. Coaches and unvaccinated players must wear a mask during the course of said game. All players and coaches are required to wear masks while in Bennett Rink locker rooms.
While we understand that wearing a mask could be an inconvenience, West Haven Youth Hockey is asking that anyone entering Bennett Rink comply with the city mandate in order for us to continue to play hockey without interruption.
Additionally, Bennett Rink management has asked West Haven Youth Hockey to remind its participants to continue to enter the rink using the front entrance and exit using the side doors.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation.
West Haven Youth Hockey