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COVID-19 Resources

In an effort to maintain the health and safety of the players, families, spectators, coaches, staff, and officials participating in events hosted by the White Bear Lake Hockey Association, the following best practices have been adopted with the guidance of the Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Hockey, USA Hockey, Ramsey County, and our various arena partners. Compliance with these guidelines is required by all to help mitigate the transmission of COVID-19.

These changes from our normal routines will help us keep our communities healthy and our kids playing the game they love.

Please help us keep everyone in our community safe! Please screen your player BEFORE they arrive at the rink. You should use the Minnesota Department of Health Home Screening Tool.
It is vital that every player monitors their health, and if they have ANY COVID-19 symptoms that they should STAY HOME and/or seek appropriate medical care.

All of our teams have a designated COVID team lead. Please contact them or the association COVID-19 coordinator:

  • With any questions about association policies regarding COVID
  • If your player or someone in their household tests positive
  • If your player or someone in the household have been exposed to someone confirmed to have COVID-19.

Families should use the Minnesota Department of Health Decision Tree when determining when it is safe to return to the ice.

Go BEARS!

White Bear Lake Covid-19 Policy and Procedures

Team Photography

  • Standing close together is a high-risk activity, even when it is a shorter period of time. Consider taking individual photos and using editing software to combine them into a group photo.
  • Consider using a longer lens to increase distance between the photography staff and the people being photographed.
  • Group photos should be taken outside if at all possible.
  • If indoors, use a space where people can be separated to allow for as much social distancing as possible.
  • Prepare for the photos before people arrive. For example, identify the site (i.e., bleachers) and pre-mark the spots where people should stand for a group photo to minimize crowding together while coming into the area.
  • People should face forward in the same direction.
  • People should wear masks as they get into position and keep the mask on until the photographer provides a command to remove masks and take the picture. Time without masks should be very brief. People should replace their masks as soon as photos are done.
  • When the photo has been taken, people should quickly separate from others.