In keeping with the CDC recommendations concerning the Covid-19 virus, the Atlanta Ice House has decided to limit the number of skaters on the ice at any one time to 125.
This number is well below the CDC recommendations of 10 people per 500 square ft. of a building.
Due to the recent COVID outbreak among our Junior hockey team and based on our ongoing conversations with the Cobb and Douglass Department of Health, and in response to the recent article in the AJC, we are providing this current update on our ongoing COVID management and response plan.
First and foremost, the entire team at the Atlanta Ice house and the Atlanta Madhatters organization, frames our COVID strategy always with the safety and well-being of all our players, their families, our staff, and patrons as our priority.
We believe the COIVD protocols we have put in place are the best and most comprehensive in Atlanta. From a mandatory facemask requirement when entering and while inside our facility, to mandatory temperature checks for all who enter, UV sanitizing of all locker rooms and benches, high traffic area wipe downs with sanitizing solution on a regular basis, social distancing markers in the floor areas, limited number of players in the locker rooms and weekly facility deep cleanings, we take every effort to mitigate exposure while ensuring we provide a facility and experience that is safe for everyone here and for our players on the road.
As part of our weekly COVID protocol, we continually review the latest CDC , state and local guidelines for Georgia, as well as the guidelines outlined by the local and state authorities of any team that is scheduled to visit us or that we are scheduled to travel too.
Over the weekend of September 26th and 27th, the Junior Hurricanes Premier and Elite hockey teams traveled to Georgia for games against our Madhatters Juniors. Several of the Hurricanes players and staff tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the trip and were left at home, following USPHL protocol. The remaining players and staff, who we were told had tested negative, were allowed to make the trip and play. It is our understanding that after returning from the weekend, several more players on the Jr. Hurricanes team also tested positive. Following that weekend, several of the Madhatters players tested positive for COVID.
The moment we received notice that our first player had received a positive COVID test result, we immediately took the following steps:
The COVID situation remains fluid and we continue to monitor our players. We are continually looking for ways to further improve on our COVID management and response strategy by leveraging guidance from the local health board, feedback from our parents and additional input from our leagues and we have adjusted our protocol to include the following:
The Atlanta Ice House maintains a COVID protocol that we believe exceeds all other rinks in the Atlanta market. While we will continue to do our part to regularly clean and sanitize our facility daily, please remember that this virus is transmitted from person-to-person. We all need to do our part and remember to:
As a rule, if you believe you or your child may have been exposed or are experiencing any symptoms, please self-isolate, get tested and let our management know. These actions can protect our players, families, friends, and neighbors while this virus is still circulating.
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