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LATEST MN HOCKEY COVID-19 GUIDELINES

The latest COVID-19 rules for the 2020-2021 season are listed below (updated 1/12/21). Burich arena is following the MN Hockey Phase 5 guidelines with no additional restrictions. Please contact Josh Karg or Kati Katzenmeyer with any questions.

Phase 5 Guidelines

Phase 5 (as of 1/12/21) goes into effect  on January 14th when games begin. One exception is one spectator per player may be allowed at practices effective immediately, but spectators at practice should still be minimized to the greatest extent possible. 

  • Two spectators per player (with exceptions for young siblings) will be allowed at games
  • Three coaches will be allowed on the bench during games
  • Small drawstring bag or small backpacks are permitted to carry smaller items
  • Goaltenders may enter 15 minutes before scheduled ice times, as opposed to 10 for everyone else
  • Locker room usage is discouraged

Included in the Phase 4 guidelines (effective now until January 14) are the following:

  • Games may resume January 14, 2021
  • Face coverings are required at all times, including practices and games for players and coaches
  • Spectators at practice should be minimized to the greatest extent possible; up to one parent/guardian with mask and socially distanced
  • Pod sizes for practice are 25 with two allowed on the rink at the same time
  • MDH will be releasing additional guidance that will be in effect once games begin

In addition to 12/16 guidelines:

  • No use of locker rooms
  • No bags, with the exception of goalies
  • All players and officials must come fully dressed, except helmets, skates and gloves. Goalies must come half dressed.
  • No one may enter the arena until 10 minutes before the scheduled ice time, and everyone must exit within 10 minutes of the end of the ice time.
  • No ice resurfacing between periods will be permitted for the remainder of the regular season
  • No dryland activities will be permitted inside arenas

HHA CONTACT FOR COVID-19 RELATED ITEMS

Please contact emknudtson@gmail.com

IF A PLAYER HAS A POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST

If your player has a positive case of Covid-19, please send the following information to emknudtson@gmail.com:

  • Player's name 
  • Date of birth 
  • Date of symptom onset
  • Date of positive test result 
  • Last date on ice 
  • HHA team

Covid-19 Preparedness Plan

The plan below complies with guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and its Guidance for Social Distancing, as well as local government officials. Given the breadth of details and how quickly everything changes, we ask that you are flexible with changes. 

Our priority for the association is to keep players healthy and follow protocol to continue playing throughout the 2020-2021 season. We ask that each of you take responsibility to educate yourself and follow these guidelines accordingly.

If you have any questions about the plan, please contact Josh Karg 320.552.3513 or Kati Katzenmeyer 612.819.6339.

All other  questions and potential COVID cases should be directed to Erin Knudtson, HHA COVID Lead at 651.491.7465 or emknudtson@gmail.com.


Child have symptoms? Follow these steps.

If you child is experiencing the following symptoms consistent with COVID-19, follow the MDH decision tree to make the best decision or contact Dr. Erin Knudtson, HHA COVID Lead at 651.491.7465 or emknudtson@gmail.com.

More common: fever greater than or equal to 100.4 F, new and/or worsening cough, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell.

Less common: sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chills, muscle pain, excessive fatigue, new onset of severe headache, new onset of nasal congestion or runny nose.