Covid Protocols (Stouffville-Markham Girls Hockey)

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Our organization is governed by the policies and protocols of the OWHA, York Region Public Health Unit, City of Markham and the Town of Stouffville. We will do our best to post any updates on COVID policies and protocols to this page throughout the 2022-2023 season.

April 10th, 2022

It is critical to move forward with the understanding that, at any time, restrictions could be imposed from various levels of government, municipalities, PHUs, facilities and from the OWHA itself. These could include specific requirements such as mandatory vaccinations, masking, screening contact tracing and complete shutdowns. It is important to know that OWHA is committed to providing hockey opportunities to participants.

Following the completion of the 2021/22 hockey season and commencing with tryouts for the 2022/23 hockey season the OWHA’s position, until further notice, is as follows:

Vaccinations: The OWHA strongly recommends that everyone eligible to be vaccinated is fully vaccinated prior to participation in OWHA sanctioned activities. Any participant who is not fully vaccinated and chooses to register must understand that, if mandatory
vaccinations return, they will be no longer eligible to participate. Vaccinations are not mandatory for tryouts for the 2022/23 season, at this time.

Masks: OWHA encourages the use of masks as per the provincial, PHU and facility requirements. OWHA and its Members may mandate the use of masks as deemed appropriate.

Screening: Passive screening, in accordance with provincial requirements is in place. OWHA and its Members may mandate the use of screening as deemed appropriate.

Contact Tracing: Contact tracing is not required at this time. OWHA and its Members may mandate the use of contact tracing as deemed appropriate.