We would like to share an update with you, regarding facility use and what that means inside the guidelines of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. We felt the best course of action was to contact the state and the health department to ask the questions, rather than making assumptions and interpreting the state COVID guidelines ourselves.
Per our discussions with the MDHHS, our current mode of operation does not conflict with the guidelines, and we are approved to practice and train according to our current plan. We are doing everything we can to keep you and your players ready for the summer season, and ask that you continue to help with our safety protocols, to maintain the highest level of health safety that we can.
The following are a list of our facility health safety guidelines that MUST be adhered to; from start to finish:
If you or your player are not feeling well, or are exhibiting any symptoms related to COVID-19, please do not attend practice or training, and let your coach or trainer know.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been asked to quarantine as a result of being exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please do not attend practices or trainings, and contact your coach or trainer to inform them.
Players must be let into the building by their coach or trainer, and may not congregate in common areas, waiting for practice.
Only one team is allowed in the practice facility during a schedule practice time slot; trainers are allowed to be there, with students, during a practice session.
Teams will not be allowed to enter the facility before their schedule practice times and trainers must schedule extra time in their training schedule to remove any overlap of students entering the facility at the same time.
Masks are REQUIRED in order to enter the facility for practices or trainings; no exceptions, and they must be worn properly. This applies to coaches, trainers, and players.
Only players, coaches, and trainers are allowed to be in the facility for a practice or training.
Players must sanitize their hands once they walk in the building, before practice starts.
Social distancing is required during practices and trainings.
Coaches have been given cleaning protocols and will follow those guidelines throughout their practice times.
Again, we have been in talks with the state and health department, and have been given the OK to stay open, based on our safety protocols, and that we are NOT violating any of the shutdown orders by holding trainings and practice in a limited capacity. All parts to these policies and procedures will be evaluated and modified, as necessary as new directives are issued by the state.
We ask that you help our Flames family out and help us keep the Flames facility safe and healthy through all of this by following these guidelines and we thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these crazy times. Thank you.
Flames Board of Directors