Minnesota Hockey announced today it will retire its COVID-19 Rules and Guidelines document on May 28, in conjunction with the State of Minnesota removing restrictions on occupancy and social distancing.
Associations must still follow any mandates by the State of Minnesota, including the requirement of a mask at all times while indoors until July 1 or the state announces its removal in accordance with vaccination goals, and any requirements implemented by local government and health authorities.
In accordance with the State of Minnesota lifting its mandate, masks are no longer required for Minnesota Hockey sanctioned events, effective immediately. Face masks are still recommended for people who are not vaccinated, per the latest guidance by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The COVID-19 guidelines will remain available for reference for a period of time as many components of the document are still considered best practices.
Minnesota Hockey would like to once again thank all the players, parents, coaches, officials and volunteers who made extraordinary sacrifices to adhere to safety measures and limit the spread of COVID-19 over the past 15 months. We look forward to a far more normal offseason and 2021-22 season.