Hockey in mass is the reason for the rise in corona numbers, and need to be temporarily put on hold. We have to start thinking smarter and for the future. Not only are we being selfish my putting our kids in these games/ practices but as adults we are also putting our families and everyone around them in danger as well. We need to smarten up and sacrifice one season to secure the future.
Baker shutting down hockey today at 3pm
that cdc piece certainly gives the state some cover if they do want to shut stuff down. sucks for all the kids.
I hope this is not true. I honestly feel bad for all kids right now. We can't go back to how it was in April with remote school and no sports or activities. Its going to get cold out. People are going to go crazy. I would hope that MA takes a different approach. Kick out spectators. Make kids wear masks for entire game and just let them take mask down to drink. Anything other than shutting it down. We all know a complete shut down for 2 weeks will turn into the whole season. Numbers are not going to go down and shutting down hockey will not stop the spread.
He not shutting it down. Just NH and ME teams won’t be allowed to play in MA
I am hearing the same thing. short term shut down.
Probably not shutting down today but they are looking hard at it.
Hopefully he waits till Monday. We have a big "Showcase" this weekend!
I'm a MA parent starting Week 2 of self-quarantine after my kid contracted the virus in NH. He is now recovered and no longer contagious.
What Sununu is doing makes perfect sense. Let everyone that has COVID get over it, let everyone that's been exposed go through self-quarantine, and let the rinks scrub up.
MA and ME should do EXACTLY the same thing, and overlap with NH. Then resume hockey under the same protocols. No different rules by state.
But that makes too much sense.
Instead, teams will cross borders to go play where the rules are considered most favorable, and the virus will just keep bouncing back and forth.
I actually agree with this. One state shutting down isn't going to do any good.
Shut down New England for two weeks. Scrub the hell out of these dumpster rinks, game on. My guess is 90% of this stuff is spread in the locker room where kids aren't wearing masks. Lock the locker rooms. Home dress, skates on at the rink. Not that hard.
Just to remind everyone. . .Why did we shut down in the first place?
The initial reason for the shutdown was because the concern was our healthcare facilities would be overwhelmed. Guess what, it worked, we never had an issue where beds were not available.
The only reason we should re-shutdown is if we feel the surge we should anticipate from more people coming in contact with each other will overrun our hospitals. If not, we have the systems in place to handle this. Get on with life.
Each family should decide for themselves whether to accept the added risk of participating in activities. I make decisions for me and my family. My son is on quarantine because he came in contact with someone who tested positive. I do not blame anyone for this. This was a risk we understood, and were willing to accept.
Take some personal responsibility. Make the best decision for your family, but don't force your decision on me.
So you're telling me that the rink's coordinated strategy of shutting down the livebarn cameras and crossing their fingers didnt work? SHOCKER!
If everyone did what Epstein’s Island up in Concord did and were as strict as them, however ironic that is, we would be in good shape.
We all want our kids to play hockey. The people that are on here spewing off about how the government can't impose their right to wear a mask or not are not seeing the forest through the trees. Same with the views that wearing a mask does no good. We get it, you have different political views or medical views. You can't have it both ways though - you aren't going to convince Baker, Sununu, whomever so just abide by the rules and move on.
I have kids that play hockey in NH. You can't argue the fact that 158 cases were tied to youth hockey and in turn has forced some schools to go remote. When hockey starts impacting life for non-hockey parents that's when government takes notice and that is what is happening now whether you like it or not.
How many people have seen players and/or parents openly defying the rules in place? It's easy and common to throw that around but I've been in multiple rinks for the past month and a half and haven't really seen it. Pretty much everyone has adhered to the one spectator, wear a mask at all times rule. If anything it seems the constant use of locker rooms and no masks on benches have been the only rules consistently broken. The locker rooms seem to have music blaring and kids hanging out same as always and I have yet to be at a game where anyone on a bench had a mask on. Maybe fix those before initiating any kind of shutdown?
I have seen maybe two people in the stands with their mask down below their nose and that is with two kids and 3 teams. What I have seen is a very good faith effort by rinks, orgs and parents to follow the rules.
I think the problem as others have stated is on the bench and in the locker room. One of our orgs sent out an email today that they are requiring masks for all players at all times unless you are taking a drink. I would think that MA will tinker with the rules before shutting down. I do think that a shut down for everything is inevitable. If Baker is using data to make decisions, numbers are going up and more cities and towns are moving into the red category every week.
So I think the only end goal was get kids into school as much as possible before we have to endure hell again. Also once hockey starts effecting schools opening/closing it will be over. Schools are high priority. Kids in school get people out working again.
Just my two cents. Hopefully no bad news today.
Games aren't the only problem ... it's the team practices that happen 3-4x a week.
Roll into any rink on a weeknight and players are stacked on top of each other as they transition between sheets, changing in groups inside the rink and outside in the parking lots, congregating in large groups (as kids tend to do), carpooling, etc... all without masks or distancing.
It was inevitable that this would all catch up to us.
It was fun while it lasted.
I love all the people who are "hearing Baker is shutting it down", or "I talked to someone who said he's announcing it later today"....lol
You are so silly.
MA hockey still a go.
Hockey or no hockey. Kids will still gather and hang out and car pool places and parents will still gather and drink.
This is not a lockdown communist state altho baker wants it to be
STFU you f-ing pinecone
Nobody asked you about your gender insecurities - this is a hockey dboard
Spot on Son of James.
The cash cow churns. No time for new safety procedures, not if you want to make your High School team, or the bigger D1 hockey delusion
The figure is a histogram showing COVID-19 cases associated with a recreational ice hockey game, by date of onset (N = 15), in Florida during June 2020.
Abbreviation: COVID-19 = coronavirus disease 2019.
If people actually read the article you will see this has zero to do with youth hockey. This was a men's league 19-53 years old. They had no masks and spent 20 minutes in the locker room before and after. Probably downed some Natty Lights on the bench and locker room as well.
Shut down the men's leagues and let the kids play. All these outbreaks were because of adults being stupid. Terriers have a film session in a closed room with no masks. How stupid cam they be? Did they ever hear of Zoom?
Follow the rules or don't play. This isn't a d**k measuring contest, these are the rules. You don't like them, build your own **** rink!
I am all for them kicking all us parents out and letting the kids play with masks. I really hope this is being talked about as an option. I will do whatever I need to if it means kids can play. I sat outside rinks yesterday because that was the rule, will do it again today. Not the worst thing.