For the 2021-22 hockey season, the Minneapolis Hockey Association (MHA), will once again be looking to, and following the guidance of, government agencies such as the Minnesota Department of Health, as well as our hockey governing bodies Minnesota Hockey and USA Hockey, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB), and our various arena partners.
As of October 7, we are continuing with pre-season clinics and are starting evaluations. Please contact your Level Director if your daughter or son are currently feeling sick, or are under a quarantine order and unable to attend. They will be able to answer questions and will be your main contact point during evaluations.
MHA plans to update this page based on policy, guidance, or regulation changes that are issued by the above agencies.
If your player is currently subjected to a school, or government body, imposed quarantine, you will need to abide by that decision. At this time, MHA will not offer differing guidance.
Regarding quarantines: If a player is being told to quarantine, stay home, not have contact with others, etc., then THEY SHOULD NOT COME TO HOCKEY during that quarantine time. Quarantine does not mean selective attendance; your player’s schedule should be completely cleared. They shouldn’t skip school and then go to hockey.
Regarding quarantine durations: MHA is following what the school tells the family. If their school says 14 days, or 7 days, or 5 days, or not at all, then that’s the policy. We fully understand that different schools have different policies, hence the reason why we aren’t trying to contradict them.
Finally, if a player has a negative test, vaccine, immunity, etc. they should still seek guidance from their school about their quarantine.
The MPRB has issued the following regulation for their arenas:
Effective Wednesday, August 4, 2021, Masks or face coverings are required for all vaccinated and unvaccinated staff and/or patrons (age two and older) indoors in any shared common spaces of an MPRB building. Masks and face coverings are not required while on the ice at Parade or Northeast.