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ATTENTION: CHANGES TO MN HOCKEY COVID-19 GUIDELINES

MN Hockey hosted a special board meeting on 10/25/20 to discuss new COVID-19 rules for the 2020-2021 season. Please review the PDFs below to get the full details. 

Effective 10/21/20, MN Hockey has made some changes to COVID-19 documentation due to hockey increasingly coming under the microscope by the media and health officials within Minnesota and across the US and Canada, making it even more important these protocols are being implemented, followed and enforced. The changes are indicated in red in the documents below.

WHAT'S NEW:

  • If a member of a player's household tests positive, that player must stay home for 14 days. Even if the player receives a negative test result, they need to complete 14 days of quarantine before returning to the team. If another member of the household tests positive, the 14-day quarantine resets at the most recent positive test result.
  • For practices or clinics, players are allowed one parent/guardian to be in the arena. Those parents/guardians should be socially distanced from others. Masks are required for any spectators, per the MDH mandate.
  • It is recommended that players and officials arrive to the arena fully dressed, and at a minimum, half-dressed, with the exception of skates (coming into the arena with skate guards on is ideal) and helmets. Exceptions may be made for goalies, who may need to put on additional equipment at the rink. 
  • Electronic whistles are an encouraged alternative for coaches to use during practices.
  • To minimize time spent in confined spaces, players should leave the premises within 15 minutes of the end of practice.
  • The scorer’s/announcer’s/penalty box should be staffed by no more than two persons, preferably from the same household, and should be staffed by the home team. If off-ice officials are not from the same household, they should maintain social distancing at all times. Masks should be worn by off ice officials at all times.
  • Masks are required to be worn at all times inside arenas, with the exception being players practicing or playing games, and officials during game play. Coaches must wear masks at all times, including on the bench during games, and during practices.

There will be a Minnesota Hockey Special Board Meeting this weekend in which the board will be reviewing potential COVID-19 related rules to be implemented for this year only. Additional changes to be announced next week. Stay tuned.


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

WHAT TO EXPECT AT BURICH ARENA

For games/scrimmages at Burich Arena in Hutch, please review this document to get the quick hits of what to expect.  For a complete guide, check out the HHA Preparedness Plan and related materials.


Covid-19 Preparedness Plan

Please refer to this page for the most current information related to Covid-19 and return to play guidelines.

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.


HHA COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

This document outlines the quick hits you need to know,  followed by the Burich arena preparedness plan highlights, managing COVID-19 cases, and more. 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.


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