COVID Update November 13th

SDGHA Families,

Earlier today, the Province of Ontario released an update to the COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open (the “ Framework”). The Framework categorizes Public Health Units into 5 levels and it outlines the public health and safety measures for workplaces, sports programs, restaurants and bars that are to be followed in each of the levels.

The five levels are: Green- Prevent; Yellow- Protect; Orange - Restrict; Red- Control and Lockdown.

As of Monday Nov. 16 at 12:01 am, the Sudbury Region will be moved to the Yellow - Protect category
( https://www.phsd.ca/public-health-sudbury-districts-moving-to-yellow-level-of-provincial-covid-19-respons
e-framework/ ).

This means we must continue our diligence with following public health requirements of washing hands frequently and wearing face masks. The distance requirement has increased to 3 meters. In terms of SDGHA ice times - we will continue to use the previously scheduled times for practices and
modified game play. At this time, we are not sure how long the Yellow - Protect categorization will be in place. This is 100% in the control of the Chief Medical Officer of Health for the Province and the Sudbury & District Medical Officer
of Health. As an organization we will comply with the rules and regulations set out by the Public Health
officials.

The SDGHA Board is proactively looking at what the second half of our season may look like as we move between the 5 levels of the newly released framework. We have received questions and we will try our best
to answer these questions as we share the plans for the second half of our season.

We want to keep our programs going and more importantly keep our SDGHA players on the ice. Your cooperation with and support of the public health requirements will help us move back to Green and reduce
the chance of our area moving into a more restrictive category. It will also help us as a Region control the spread of COVID-19 and return our Region to the Green - Prevent level.

Please remember that the entire organization, parents, players, coaches and volunteers, must follow the
guidelines set out by SDGHA and OWHA. Any deviation from the OWHA or the SDGHA COVID-19 safety procedures and Return to Play Plans may result in sanctions, up to and including suspension from SDGHA
activities.

We are hopeful that we can keep our programs going and we need everyone to do their part to mitigate the
risks.

In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the COVID team ( covid-sdgha@outlook.com ) if you have any further questions.

Thank you,

SDGHA Board of Directors

SDGHA Return To Hockey Plan Nov 11th 2020
OWHA URGENT BULLETIN - March 12, 2020
Hockey Canada Statement - March 12, 2020
Greater Sudbury Arena User Group COVID 19 Guidelines