Statement on NYSDOH Policy Regarding Indoor Sports
It is the responsibility of the Chief Administrators’ Council of the Boys’ Catholic High Schools Athletic Association (CHSAA) of the Archdiocese of New York to establish policy and exercise final jurisdiction over all activities of this Association. The Chief Administrators’ Council reminds all Archdiocesan CHSAA member schools of our commitment of adhering to the policy set forth by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) in its Interim NYSDOH Guidance for classroom Instruction in P-12 Schools During the 2021-2022 Academic Year (September 21, 2021). This policy mandates the wearing of masks at all times by all student-athletes, coaches, athletic personnel, and spectators during CHSAA indoor interscholastic competition.
Regardless of any cnflicting facilty polcies, the above is the minimum standard which must be observed and adhered to at all indoor competition.
New York State’s new Covid 19 guidelines for indoor businesses, announced Friday, December 10, upon further clarification requires all customers, spectators, and staff, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask at all times in the facility and on the ice. As Covid 19 is a fluid situation, and the nature of our business is that we service a wide range of youth and adult programs and activities, including some age groups who cannot be vaccinated.
As safety is our number one goal, this new updated policy will go into effect today Monday, December 13th, 2021 and extend through January 15th, 2022.
Thank you for working with us to navigate through Covid 19 over the past 19 months. As always, our ultimate goal is to ensure the safety and health of our customers and staff.