OHF BULLETIN: Mask Mandate for Remainder of 21-22 Season, News (Essa Minor Hockey)

PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
OHF BULLETIN: Mask Mandate for Remainder of 21-22 Season
Submitted By Mark Gardiner on Wed 03 23, 22
The Ontario Hockey Federation Board of Directors have made the decision to continue to maintain masking requirements, as outlined in the OHF Return to Hockey Framework, for the remainder of the 2021-22 Minor Hockey Season. The OHF Return to Hockey Framework requires that players and coaches must be wearing a mask while in the dressing room and for Coaches to wear a mask while on the bench.

An exemption from these requirements have been made for all Junior and Senior hockey, although the OHF strongly recommends they continue to mask by the same requirements outlined in the OHF Return to Hockey Framework.

The OHF would like to emphasize that all programs, regardless of level, are ultimately required to adhere to all public health, municipal and facility policies, and directives, if more restrictive than the current provincial guideline or OHF exemptions exist. As well, patrons and participants are fully expected to adhere to facility health requirements and expectations. It is the responsibility of all individuals, teams, and patrons to familiarize themselves with the current requirements of a facility. Requirements from facilities may include masking expectations, dressing room use, warm-up/cool-down, arrival times, etc.

Finally, it should also be noted that the OHF has a zero-tolerance policy for any form of harassment or bullying as it relates to masking decisions.

The OHF mask mandate is set to expire at the conclusion of OHF Championships; April 24, 2022. Meaning, the OHF will not require masks with the commencement of spring evaluations on April 25, however, we note that an OHF Member does have the authority to set such requirements.

This article has been viewed 2151 times.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 29
    Jan
    Organization
    Essa Eagles Adult Social - Western Hoedown!  Saturday, February 18th 8pm at the Angus Legion  Tickets must be bought in advance.  They will be on sale at the arena, $10 a ticket. Saturday, Feb. 4th 10am-12pm Wednesday, Feb 8th 6:30pm-9:00pm
  • 18
    Jan
    Organization
    Please check your emails for a mid-season evaluation. This is an anonymous survey and you can not be identified unless you choose to identify yourself in the comments section. Your input is essential to improving the quality of the EMHA. We value ...
  • 11
    Jan
    Organization
    Come browse through the rack of old Essa Jerseys in great condition - lots available!  Sizes: Youth XL to Adult 4XL Saturday, January 14th - 9am-1pm Sunday, January 15th - 10am-2pm
  • 10
    Jan
    Organization
    We are in need of adult volunteers with a valid CRC for the Neon Dance Party this Friday. Please contact [email protected] if you're interested. 
  • 08
    Jan
    Organization
    Congratulations to our U11 Rep on their tournament win this past weekend. They are the Greater Fort Erie Winter Challenge Champions!  The boys were undefeated in 5 games, taking home the gold with a victory of 6-4.  Great job Eagles! 
  • 05
    Jan
    Organization
    Join us on Friday, January 13th for our Neon Dance Party! 
  • 30
    Dec
    Organization
    Happy New Year to all of our Essa Eagle Families! 
  • 23
    Dec
    Organization
    Due to poor weather conditions, Shake the KD! is cancelled tonight. Stay safe everyone! 
Printed from essaminorhockey.com on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 5:01 AM