COVID-19 Safety Monitor Responsibilities
Each team will be required to name a “COVID-19 Safety Monitor” who will be responsible to receive and relay all COVID-19 related updates to the team. Ideally, each team should have 2 adults trained in this role so that if one is unavailable someone else is able to fill in the gap.
The COVID-19 Safety Monitor will be responsible for completing a “CAL Pre-Screening Acknowledgement Form” for their team prior to each practice and game. This will require them to be at the rink 15-20 minutes prior to each scheduled ice time. They will stand 6 feet away from the City of Kingston’s Contact Tracing/Self Screening Table and watch to verify that each participant and their parent/guardian entering the building has completed the self-assessment. Once a player and their accompanying adult have self-assessed and signed in with the City of Kingston, they will then approach their team’s COVID-19 Safety Monitor to confirm that they passed self-screening and that their contact information is accurate. Only then may they enter the facility. The COVID-19 Safety Monitor will then initial the form to confirm that each participant passed verbal screening and is able to participate.
It is the COVID-19 Safety Monitor’s responsibility to track how many spectators are present for their team and to confirm with the other team’s COVID-19 Safety Monitor that the combined total number of spectators does not exceed 25 per ice time. As a rule, each player under the age of 18 is permitted to have ONE spectator sign in with them per session. Bench staff do not count towards the 25-person limit (they are not in the spectator stands), so their spouse/partner may attend as part of the “one spectator in the stands per player” rule. The spouse/partner of the acting COVID-19 Safety Monitor may also have a spouse/partner enter with their player, so that they can help get the player ready while the Safety Monitor performs his or her duties.
If a player cannot participate in hockey for any reason related to COVID-19, the COVID-19 Safety Monitor must ensure that the participant is aware of all KFL&A Public Health and CAL COVID-19 Protocols and that they do not attend any team events until cleared.