Please read the COVID-19 Policy and Preparedness Plan for the all of the best and most accurate information.
Updated January 3rd, 2021 for Minnesota Hockey Phase 4.
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Minnesota Hockey's Return-to-Play and Positive Test Guidelines, which we follow, are below for your review.
If you need to report a COVID-19 positive test result or exposure, please fill out the registration at this link.
Until at least 5 pm on the Saturday before each MSH event, you can fill out the certification for anyone who will be attending the event the next day to bypass the Symptom Screening by your team's COVID-19 Coordinator at the below links. Of course, if you develop symptoms after certifying, please stay home!
|Feb. 28 Event
(available Feb 27)
|March 7 Event
(available March 6)
What do I do if my player has tested positive for COVID-19 or learned that they were exposed to a person who tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a Minnesota Special Hockey event?
First, get the medical care needed, of course! Then, please immediately fill out our confidential COVID-19 Reporting Registration online at this link.
Who is obligated to report COVID-19 positive tests or exposures?
Our policy, Minnesota Hockey, and the Minnesota Department of Health require that anyone who has attended an event—whether it be a player, coach, volunteer, team manager, parent, or other spectator—must report to us so that we can take the proper steps to advise others of the exposure.
When should a participant not come to Special Hockey?
You may not attend if you have tested positive for COVID-19 or someone in your household has, if you have been exposed to a person who tested positive for COVID-19, if you experience symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have been out of the country in the last 30 days.
The Decision Tree and Guide from the Minnesota Department of Health should provide some guidance regarding evaluating your symptoms. If you would not go to school or to work, do not come to Special Hockey.
If a Special Hockey participant has tested positive for COVID-19, when can that person return to Special Hockey events?
A participant can return once 14 days have passed since symptoms first appeared or the participant tested positive for COVID-19, 24 hours have passed since the participant last had a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and any symptoms have improved.
What happens if Minnesota Special Hockey learns that someone at one of our events has tested positive for COVID-19?
Our COVID-19 Task Force will do the following:
What will happen when we show up at the arena?
Different arenas will have different requirements. Our policy is as follows:
Do we have to wear masks?
Under Minnesota law, players and the one other person with the player must wear masks the entire time in the arena.
As of January 4, 2021, Minnesota Hockey and HECC have approved the Bauer Concept 3 Splash Guard (worn with the Bauer Concept 3 Full Face Shield Visor) and the CCM Game on Mask.
What about locker rooms?
Locker room use is not allowed.
How many people can go to Minnesota Special Hockey events?
One person per player may attend. They must maintain 6 feet of distance between themselves and members of any other household and wear masks/face coverings. One sibling may attend if absolutely necessary. Please make every effort to not bring siblings into the arena.
Two people are allowed to attend games with the player. Please do not invite any more than that!
How will it work when we are on the ice?
We will have a maximum of 2 pods of 25 people (50 total) on the ice at any time. This total of 50 includes coaches, volunteers, and players. Coaches will ensure there is no mixing between these 2 pods of people to minimize exposure. Coaches will do their best to emphasize 6 feet of distance between individuals on the ice to the extent possible. For players who require help skating, we will work to find volunteers who are comfortable.