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Careful planning and consideration was taken into account for the 2020-21 season. Although guidelines may change as more information becomes known, this page is a reference for VWYH with updates to COVID-19 related policies/procedures and other related information. 

PHMDC Emergency Orders & Face Coverings

The VWYHA will continue to follow Public Health Madison & Dane County Emergency Order requirements. For more information on the current order go to

In addition, WAHA rules/guidelines specify that face coverings must be worn at all times by all people in any arena, including by skaters during practices and games. The face covering must completely cover the mouth and nose. It is our understanding that a full face shield visor mask with an attached "splash guard" covering the holes in the shield will be considered a face covering under the WAHA rules. If your skater does have a splash guard with a full face shield visor, please have your skater prepared to wear a face covering in the event a referee requires it.

We again want to remind families that participation in hockey during this time is a personal family choice.  If your family is reconsidering the decision to participate, please let your head coach/team manager or ALD know. 

Thank you to all families for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate these unprecedented times. 

Return to Play Requirements

In the event a skater or coach has a positive COVID-19 test result or has a known close contact to COVID-19, return to play requirements may be imposed for that skater or coach and/or the team, depending on the nature and timing of the test result or close contact. VWYHA will substantially follow the Verona Area School District requirements for returning to school. For Non-COVID-19 illnesses, VYWHA asks parents to use their best judgement for return to play, but minimally a skater or coach must be fever-free for 24 hours and/or no vomiting/diarrhea for 24 hours. Those guidelines may change over the course of the season, and a current copy of the guidelines will be linked or posted on the VWYHA COVID-19 Information page.