Maine Evolution continues to revisit our Covid-19 player guidelines and update guidelines according to most recent CDC information. Maine Evolution participants are expected to follow these guidelines along with current CDC and state guidelines. These player guidelines must be followed in order for coaches, players, and volunteers to participate. Key points of the plans are as follows.
***Maine Evolution players must follow the rules of the rink they are practicing and playing at.
***Face coverings are required at all times for anyone in a locker room regardless of vaccination status or rink policy. This is a Maine Amateur Hockey (MEAHA) requirement for all USA Hockey individuals registered under MEAHA (all of Maine Evolution).
Positive Test for Covid-19:
- If a player tests positive for COVID-19, that player's parents/guardians must inform their head coach, who will inform the president of Maine Evolution. Coaches testing positive will do the same.
- That player/coach must isolate from hockey for at least 5 days since symptoms first appeared or positive test (if asymptomatic). After 5 days, if the player/coach has no symptoms, they can return to hockey. They must wear a mask for an additional 5 days at all Maine Evolution events at ALL times (including on the ice). NO exceptions to this rule.
***If you tested positive for COVID-19 with a viral test within the previous 90 days and subsequently recovered and remain without COVID-19 symptoms, you do not need to quarantine or get tested after close contact. You should wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days from the date of your last close contact with someone with COVID-19 (the date of last close contact is considered day 0).
Close Contact Definition = Someone who was less than 6 feet away from an infected person (laboratory-confirmed or a clinical diagnosis) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. For example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes.
Close Contact with a Household Member:
Vaccinated and showing NO symptoms
- May return to skating immediately.
- Must wear a mask indoors on and off the ice, not use locker room and come fully dressed to rink for 10 days since first household symptoms appeared
- Recommended that they test on day 5 from the exposure
- Must Quarantine from hockey at least 5 days from the conclusion of the household isolation (isolation in the same house means the end of the exposure is day 5 of isolation, meaning 10 total days of quarantine for the player/coach that remains negative).
- 5 Day Quarantine re-starts if other family members test positive
Close Contact with Non-Household Member:
Vaccinated and showing no symptoms
- May return to hockey immediately
- Must wear a mask indoors on and off the ice, not use locker room and come fully dressed to rink for 10 days from close contact.
- Can test on day 5; a negative result allows for the removal of their mask on the ice (no locker room for 5 more days still)
Unvaccinated regardless of symptoms and participating in a school pool testing program
- Close contact needs to be school based.
- Must Quarantine from hockey until negative test result via school pool testing or other test
- Upon negative test result may return to hockey but wear a mask indoors on and off the ice, not use locker room and come fully dressed to rink for 10 days (duration of at least two pool tests)
Unvaccinated regardless of symptoms and not participating in a school pool testing program
- Must Quarantine from hockey at least 5 days from close contact
- Upon conclusion of 5 day quarantine they may return to hockey but wear a mask indoors on and off the ice, not use locker room and come fully dressed to rink for 5 days
- Must monitor symptoms