Covid-19 Protocols

2022 Season

**UPDATE** New Protocols:

Maine Juniors is adjusting its Covid protocols for all practices in all locations, effective Thursday March 10. Masking will then be optional for all players, coaches and spectators.
 
This is in consideration of the most recent CDC guidance. We will continue to follow CDC guidelines, now and in the future, per our promise to you. Should there be further developments and guidance, we will adjust accordingly.

COVID FAQs

What is your refund policy should this season get cancelled mid-way?
  • In the event of a government mandated shutdown – we will issue a refund depending on how far into the season the shutdown is enacted.
What can we expect regarding COVID protocols for the upcoming season?
  • Masks will be required for all participants – players, coaches, staff, and spectators at all times. This is true for both practices and tournaments.
  • Social distancing will be enforced when possible and particularly at water breaks.
  • Please note: The CDC defines ‘close contact’ as being within 6ft of a positive person for 15 minutes or more, within a 24-hour timeframe. At every practice, our masking and social distancing precautions have been designed to avoid contagion to the best of our ability. Because of this, we are confident that our practices do not contain ‘close contact’ situations.
What precautions has Maine Juniors taken for the Arena?
  • Masks are required for all players, coaches, staff, and spectators at all times.
  • 6 feet of social distancing is encouraged throughout all areas of the arena.
  • Hand sanitizer readily available and required upon entry.
  • Thorough cleaning and disinfecting of the bathrooms, and frequently contacted areas several times a day.
  • Locker rooms will not be available to use.
  • Belongings of players will be spaced out in the Arena.
Can my child still attend practice if there was a close contact at school?
  • If your athlete is fully vaccinated, they may come to practice. No quarantine or test required.
  • If your athlete is NOT vaccinated, they must have a negative test within two days before returning.
What happens if a coach or player on my child’s team tests positive for the coronavirus?

All parents of the team(s) impacted by a positive COVID case, will be notified via email with all pertinent and non-confidential information to ensure parents have everything needed to make the best decision for their athlete and their families.

Next steps – if you have been in close contact – is determined by vaccination status. Please see quick reference guide below to help in that situation:

IF YOUR ATHLETE IS VACCINATED:

  • The CDC does not require and quarantine restriction or to be tested but, recommend that whether you are showing symptoms or are asymptomatic, to be tested 3-5 days after exposure, out of an abundance of caution.
  • They also recommend wearing a mask indoors for 10 days following exposure, regardless of test result

IF YOUR ATHLETE IS NOT VACCINATED:

  • Get Tested:
    • The CDC recommends anyone who is asymptomatic is tested between 5-7 days after exposure for the most accurate test results.
    • After a negative test result is produced, they can return to play after a full 7 days from exposure date. Again, only after a negative test result is produced.
REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS, SELF-QUARANTINE IS ALWAYS AN OPTION!

If you choose to self-quarantine, the CDC guidelines recommend self-quarantine for 10 days after last exposure.

Should no symptoms present in the athletes during this 10-day quarantine, they can return to practice/play.

What are positive COVID cases Return to Play policies?
  • If the person is symptomatic, they can return to practice after they meet ALL the following criteria:
    • 10 days since symptoms first appeared, and
    • 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and
    • Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving**Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation
  • If they are asymptomatic and continue to have no symptoms, they can return to play after 10 days have passed since they had a positive test for COVID-19.
What is your refund policy should this season get cancelled mid-way?

In the event of a government mandated shutdown – we will issue a refund depending on how far into the season the shutdown is enacted.

We thank you again for your continued support and patience in following these guidelines so that our athletes can safely practice and play the sport they all love.

We hope to have provided answers to all your questions during this uncertain time. 

If there is still something you are unsure of, and you have already read through all the details on this page and find it missing, please email Director John Razsa.