MEDIA STATEMENT BY
THE COOK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Dec. 31, 2021
Today Cook County Department of Public Health* is clarifying Mitigation Order 2021-11 to specify what will be allowed in youth athletics. CCDPH is acting in alignment with the Chicago Department of Public Health to have a consistent policy across Cook County and in response to requests for clarification related to youth athletics and recreation. CCDPH will continue to evaluate emerging science along with the impact of its orders and guidance and make necessary adjustments as needed.
The clarifying language states that the following are exempt from the order:
An individual 18 years of age or younger who enters a business subject to this Order to participate in an activity sponsored by a school, park district, child care or after-school program, or other organizations as defined in guidance by the Cook County Department of Public Health
Youth or adults participating in special recreation programs
Spectators of indoor sporting events provided that no food or drink is being served and that they remain masked at all time
Masking requirements are still in place in these facilities. Other fitness facilities in these buildings, such as fitness centers for individual workouts or group classes for adults are still covered under the masking and vaccination orders.
An updated order and guidance will be issued and effective Monday, January 3, 2022.
*CCDPH’s jurisdiction includes suburban Cook County, minus Evanston, Skokie, Oak Park, and Stickney Township.
Dr. Rachel Rubin
Dr. Kiran Joshi
Co-Leads and Senior Medical Officers
Cook County Department of Public Health
AHAI Advisory on COVID-19 and Youth Hockey UPDATED: December 30, 2021
Starting January 3rd, 2022, Cook County is requiring proof of vaccination for entrance into ice arena facilities.
This includes all rinks in Cook County.
ORDER OF THE COOK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH COVID-19 MITIGATION
Effective: January 3, 2022
VALID PROOF OF VACCINATION
Proof of vaccination means:
• A CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card; or
• An official immunization record from the jurisdiction, state, or country where
the vaccine was administered; or
• An ‘app’ that provides a digital record of vaccinations; or
• A digital or physical photo of such a card or record that includes the
individual’s name, the vaccine brand administered, and the date the
vaccination was administered.
The enforcement of any state or local orders or requirements is the responsibility of the government agency issuing the order or requirement or the facility management (i.e. ice rink or classroom). Enforcement of any state or local orders or requirements is NOT the responsibility of any on‐ice game official.
On‐Ice game officials shall not be required to enforce any COVID‐19 mask mandate for any player, coach, off‐ice official, or spectator. Complaints of COVID‐ 19 mask non‐compliance directed to IHOA / AHAI shall be referred to the government agency issuing the order or requirement or the facility management.
On‐ice game officials may report observed COVID‐19 mask violations through the “Incident Reporting System.”
Officials will be paid for any scheduled game cancelled less than 36 hours before the scheduled starting time.
Games cancelled more than 36 hours before the scheduled starting time will only incur the assignment and service fee.
***Officials who are assigned and are unable to work games due to not being admitted to the facility
will not be paid and need to contact their assigner ASAP.***
February 6th, 2022
10am – 4pm
includes a MANDATORY ice session.
NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE A VISOR FOR THE ON-ICE PORTION OF YOUR SEMINAR. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
**PLEASE NOTE THE START AND END TIMES FOR YOUR SEMINAR.**
Space at all Seminars is LIMITED! Admittance at all Seminars will require pre-registration and pre-payment.
*You must first be registered with USA Hockey as an official before you may register with IHOA.*
USA Hockey has various requirements for each certification level. Please visit www.usahockey.com for information.
To be completely registered, you must meet both IHOA and USA Hockey requirements.
**UPDATED 7/5/21: Minimum age for IHOA membership: 12 years old as of December 31 of the current year**
*and* MUST WORK FIRST GAME WITH A MENTOR (info will be given at the seminar).
ALL Level 1 officials under the age of 18 by July 1 of the current year will be required to have a parent or guardian attend a short session at the beginning of the seminar. This meeting will outline how to become an official, how to get games, what to do if you have a problem with fans, and the responsibilities of the on-ice official.
If you have any other questions about seminars, that are not found on the FAQs page, or the registration process (name changes, registration account mistake, etc…) please contact the IHOA Registrar for the State of Illinois email@example.com
|DATE||LOCATION||CLASS TIME||ICE TIME||TOPIC
|January 10, 2022||ZOOM||730p-930p||n/a||TBD
|January 13, 2022||Canlan West Dundee||n/a||720p-820p||ICE SESSION
|February 15, 2022||ZOOM||730p-930p||n/a||TBD
Register for events here:
Email APD Coordinator Brad Baumruck:
Click on the picture or the link below to access (download) the PowerPoint [PPT] presentation on game reporting.
Today, September 1, 2021,
USAH’s new rules are in effect.