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SFYHA COVID-19 Resources

SFYHA COVID-19 Return to Play Guidelines 

  • Any players, coaches or spectators exhibiting symptoms or signs of an illness should not be at Scheels IcePlex or at any other SFYHA function until their symptoms resolve.
  • Participants should utilize the South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA) COVID-19 Participant/Coach Monitoring Form to screen themselves prior to any on-ice activity.
  • Locker rooms are OFF LIMITS to all players except goalies. All players except goalies should dress from home.
  • Players must wear cloth or medical grade masks at all times in locker rooms.
  • Do not enter the IcePlex until 15 minutes prior to your scheduled ice time. 
  • Players should vacate the IcePlex immediately following any scheduled activity.
  • For Squirt age players and younger (2010 birthyear and younger), only one parent/guardian may remain in the IcePlex for the duration of practice.
  • For PeeWee age players and older (2009 birthyear and older), parents must drop off players for practice and should not stay to observe practice.
  • Coaches and team managers are encouraged to use Zoom, Skype, etc. to hold any parent/team meetings that will last more than 15 minutes.
  • Attendees must wear masks for any in-person team meeting lasting more than 15 minutes.
  • Avoid sitting large groups of players on benches during practices.
  • During games, all DIBS volunteers at scorers table MUST wear masks. The scoreboard panel, laptops computers and desk should be sanitized after every game.
  • No sharing of water bottles or any other equipment.
  • No pre or post game handshakes.
  • No buses for high school travel trips. Recommend carpools with max of 3 players for vehicle.  Players shall not drive to or from out of town games unless accompanied by parent or parent designee. 
  • All game spectators will observe IcePlex rules for social distancing.


SFYHA Management of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

  • No player, coach, parent or sibling should enter the IcePlex if exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough with difficulty breathing, unexplained sore throat, unexplained diarrhea/vomiting/abdominal pain, severe headache, loss of taste or smell).
  • Inform Cherry Hunter ( immediately when a player, coach or other team personnel tests positive, somebody in a player’s household has tested positive or when a player or coach has been exposed to somebody confirmed to have COVID-19.
  • Any team members and coaches of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case must refrain from meeting, practicing, visiting the Scheels IcePlex and competing in any games pending further direction from South Dakota Department of Health (SDDH).  
  • Any confirmed positive COVID-19 case must have SDHSSA return to play form completed prior to return to activities
  • Any South Dakota Department of Health confirmed close contact must self-quarantine for 14 days from the date of potential exposure.
  • SFYHA leadership will notify all teammates and coaches when a player on that team has tested positive, but SFYHA will keep the individual’s identity anonymous.  All information will be treated in compliance with HIPAA.
  • SFYHA leadership will notify the entire association when a player or coach tests positive for COVID-19 but the individual’s identity will remain anonymous. All information will be treated in compliance with HIPAA.