Provincial Lockdown to be Lifted Feb 16th - UPDATED FAQ's, News (Cayuga Minor Hockey)

PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
Provincial Lockdown to be Lifted Feb 16th - UPDATED FAQ's
Submitted By Teresa Metcalfe on Friday, February 12, 2021
Great news, we learned today that Haldimand-Norfolk will be moved to the Orange Zone. That means we will be allowed to play hockey games. HOWEVER, our arena will not be re-opening for hockey. It is going to be used as a mass COVID-19 vaccination centre.
Our ice will be re-allocated to the other 4 ice pads in the County.
We will forward any further updates after we’ve had a chance to digest this news and figure out our possible options/plans. Please stay tuned.

Bernie Corbett shared this on Facebook: Dunnville Community Lifespan Centre & Cayuga Arena vaccination clinics - Frequently Asked Questions Home / Notices Dunnville Community Lifespan Centre (DCLC) - Interim Clinic

The DCLC will be used as an interim vaccination clinic while the Cayuga arena is being prepared. The DCLC clinic will be opening this Friday (February 19) at 8am and run until 5pm - it is by appointment only through the Health Unit and is targeting specific segments of the population.

As soon as the Cayuga arena is ready, the vaccination team will be vacating the DCLC - this is estimated time to be 3 - 4 weeks. Cayuga Arena - Mass Vaccination Clinic

Why do we need a facility of this size? we need to vaccinate in large volumes (thousands of people) and thus we need a large venue which can scale up quickly as we need it; a mass vaccination clinic (MVC) is significantly more efficient than a number of smaller local clinics - we can accomplish more of what we need to in a shorter period of time with a MVC; a MVC requires multiple separate distinct areas/rooms within a facility to serve a particular purpose, such as: reconstitution area - to store, prepare the vaccine administrative area - to screen people, complete forms/consents inoculation area - to administer the vaccine recovery area - for people to wait post inoculation / staff to monitor for adverse reactions prior to releasing. An arena allows us to accomplish all of the above. The County's halls are not large enough to meet the requirements of a MVC.

Why now - can't you just prepare it when you need it? We need to start now as the total preparation time is measured in weeks (i.e. 1 to 2 weeks to remove ice, 1 to 2 weeks for clinic set up).

Won't you have lots of lead time to get ready? We need to be ready for when the vaccine is made available - we could receive (literally) several days notice to activate for mass inoculations. Thus, the facility needs to be ready to go ASAP.

There is a major shortage / limited shipment of vaccine - won't the facility just sit empty until we receive more? There is always that possibility; however, contrary to what is in the news, large amounts of vaccine could be made available at any time for priority population / persons (i.e. seniors/health care workers) of which we have thousands.

Why Cayuga? Cayuga is central and has an ideal physical layout and the rooms/space for a properly functioning MVC.

Users will be impacted, why not select another arena facility? Using this arena causes the least amount of impact/displacement of users (note: the displaced users in Cayuga will be accommodated in other arenas and will be given equal prime time ice through re-allocation process).

February 16, 2021 in Community

This article has been viewed 3047 times.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 29
    Apr
    Organization
    Thank you to the Cayuga Minor Hockey Election Committee who has submitted the attached report of Board Member Nominees. Elections will take place at our Annual General Meeting in June – Meeting will be via Zoom. Date to be determined.
  • 16
    Apr
    Organization
    As a result of the Provincial lockdown noted below, we will be providing each family who had fully paid registration, a refund for the last portion of the season as we were unable to provide/play the hockey we had planned. It will take a bit of time ...
  • 01
    Apr
    Organization
    The Provincial announcement today confirmed we will be in Lockdown effective 12:01AM on Saturday, April 3 for 28 days. Due to the duration of the lockdown, and the fact the ice season was scheduled to end on April 30th, tonight will be our last ice ...
  • 20
    Feb
    Organization
    It’s been hard to wait for the return to the ice, but we’re finally there! As game schedules continue to be posted here’s a couple things to keep in mind:
  • 18
    Feb
    Organization
    We're almost there...Thank you everyone for your continued patience!! We are working on the ice contracts and schedules to get everyone back on the ice as quickly as possible. Our teams will be playing and practicing out of the Caledonia, ...
  • 08
    Feb
    Organization
    Today's government announcement has extended the Lockdown in our area to Feb 16th.   If we re-open on the 16th in the Orange zone, we will be able to return to playing games hopefully shortly thereafter and our 4 centres have agreed to extend the ...
  • 13
    Jan
    Organization
    As you know, the Provincial Stay at Home Order has been announced for Jan. 14th until Feb. 10th. Therefore, all Haldimand County arenas will be closed until at least Feb. 11th. At this point, the earliest we could be back on the ice is Feb 11th. ...
  • 23
    Dec
    Organization
    This year has been like no other – that is for sure! Despite all of the challenges thrown at us, the one thing that is the same is our spirit and passion for hockey in our small town. We wanted to take this time to say  
Printed from cayugaminorhockey.ca on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 3:40 PM