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Rinks forcing kids to wear masks while on the ice?
Yes. MA testing rates rising close to 20k per day while death rates and positives cases slowing and they are taking all the precautions. The standards being placed by state officials on sports are warped. I understand proceeding with caution but common sense needs to be inserted.
The current guidance is for masks on the bench and for centers during faceoffs. Given the logistical issues of raising and lowering even a gaiter under a helmet, it seems that the practical implementation of that is going to be “masks all the time”. Unless there is reissued guidance (which MA Hockey seemed quietly confident of) that says that masks are not required on the ice; then it’ll just be down to the logistical nightmare of getting them on and off as players enter and exit the bench.
Quite taking pictures for your little benders scrap book and just let the kids play. If the complaints rise parents will be barred from entering the rinks. It's that simple. If no one is there to see it then it didn't happen.
I’m assuming the fishbowl styled face shield For Jr.’s hickey helmet will suffice. Agreed?
Don't mean to be the giant elephant in the room, but.... how are kids going to space 6'on the bench? I can think of exactly zero rinks that can accommodate that mandate.
Heard today a certain rink is mandating masks be worn at all times even on the ice. Also heard another rink that will not allow any spectators for games or practices this yr. How can they expect a parent to drop off a 4, 5, or 6 yr old and leave them at the rink.
Good excuse to slug beers in the parking lot with no masks and let the rinks and programs violate safe sport usa hockey rules
What a bunch of babies. Just shut up and wear a mask and tell the kids to so we can get some games in here before it all shuts down again. For God’s sakes show your kids how to have a little grit all you whiners.
What do you mean "no supporting data"? For masks? For infection? If everyone wore their masks and wore them properly, the Beer Bug would be gone in a month, and the flu would would almost be eradicated for the year as well. You're argument is stupid because by whining about not wearing one, people like you have forced the rest of us to have to wear one for 5 months now, with no end in sight. Grow a set of balls, do what needs to be done, and lets get it over with.
Not done yet: The CDC, your experts, specifies that you should wash your hands prior to putting on and taking off your mask. Will we have hand washing stations on the bench for the kids to clean their hands between shifts? Will the coach walk back and forth with a tube of hand sanitizer so the kids can disinfect prior to touching their face? The mask policy poses a health risk to the player and everyone around them in this situation. Masks are not the cure all for a virus and in various scenarios exasperate the inherent risk associated with the contagion.
Stop listening to your TV and actually use your brain.
Under Armour Sportsmask...pay the $30, you cheapskate! small price to pay to play real hockey
Genius, on back order until Nov.
I could not have said it better ....... all these tough guys whining about a little piece of cloth.