Statement on Cloth Masks
"Players should wear cloth masks at all times, except while playing. Coaches and other support personnel should wear cloth masks at all times". - USA Hockey May 27, 2020
Why the use of masks is important to stopping the spread of Covid-19
“If widespread face mask use by the public is combined with physical distancing and some lockdown, it may offer an acceptable way of managing the pandemic and reopening economic activity long before there is a working vaccine," Stutt says.
Masks work by physically blocking viral droplets from spreading through talking, coughing, sneezing, and singing. These sneaky droplets are the primary mode of Covid-19 transmission, so containing them is crucial to curbing the virus."
USA Hockey & Face Masks
"Wearing a cloth mask during high intensity aerobic activity is not recommended by the CDC due to decreased oxygen inhalation and decreased carbon dioxide exhalation."
-USA Hockey May 27, 2020
Disclaimer: These masks and neck gaiters are not FDA-approved, not intended for medical use, and not proven to reduce the transmission of disease.The mask should not be used (1) in any surgical setting or where significant exposure to liquid, bodily or other hazardous fluids, may be expected; (2) in a clinical setting where the infection risk level through inhalation exposure is high. This product is not intended to be used by children under 3 years old and should be used under adult supervision. Small parts may present a choking hazard. Due to lighting and different devices you might be using, the color in the image may vary slightly from the actual color of the product. For guidance on usage, please consult the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), available at www.cdc.gov.