Cook County is requiring proof of vaccination for entrance into ice arena facilities

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

https://cookcountypublichealth.org/communicable-diseases/covid-19/mitigation-guidance/

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.***