Minnesota Hockey announced today a set of guidelines for managing confirmed COVID-19 cases. The guidelines are intended to assist associations in creating their own emergency and alert plans for confirmed positive cases among their members.
The guidelines, which include recommendations for families, teams and associations, were developed based on resources available through the Minnesota Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, but they are not intended or implied to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
It’s important each association has its own plan in place for returning to the rink and is prepared for the possibility of positive cases occurring within participants or their families. Minnesota Hockey strongly encourages associations to err on the side of caution, maintain member privacy to the greatest extent possible, consult medical professionals and be ready to assist in contact tracing and communications.
The knowledge and circumstances around COVID-19 are changing constantly and, as such, Minnesota Hockey encourages all affiliates to stay up-to-date on state and local government guidelines and recommendations from the CDC. Minnesota Hockey will also continue to provide updates and adjust these guidelines as more information develops.
Stay safe and we look forward returning to the ice soon!