All responses to FAQs are subject to change.
What should I do if my player or another family member has a possible exposure or positive COVID-19 test?
Do not participate in association activities. Report the information ASAP to PLSHA COVID Manager (contact information above) or your team COVID-19 manager who will report to PLSHA COVID Manager, so PLSHA can adhere to the necessary guidelines.
Is there an app I can use to complete the PLSHA Health Screening Questionnaire? At this time, there is not an app you can download, but you can check out this info sheeton the questionnaire which contains an easy to use QR code, or save to your mobile device home screen for easy access using this easy how-to guide
How many people can come to a game/scrimmage/tournament?
PLSHA expects families to follow Minnesota Hockey Return to Play Phase 3 guidelines which states a maximum of two spectators per player are allowed for games. If arena or MDH guidelines are stricter, teams must adhere to the arena/MDH policy. Spectators should be physically distanced at all times. Cloth face coverings are required at all times inside the facility.
What if the away rink allows 3 spectators?
PLSHA expects families to follow Minnesota Hockey Return to Play Phase 3 guidelines which states a maximum of two spectators per player are allowed for games/scrimmages/tournaments.
Can I watch my child practice?
Per Minnesota Hockey Return to Play Phase 3 guidelines 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. While it is important to limit the number of people in the facility as much as possible, there may be circumstances in which a parent or guardian must also bring in young siblings. This will be allowed, but should be limited as much as possible.
How will my home game responsibilities be different this year?
The scorer/announcer/clock/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.”
Does PLSHA honor mask exemptions?
PLSHA follows the 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; a few exemptions are detailed in these materials.
Can locker room monitors enter early even with the ‘no exceptions’ language in the guidelines?
Locker room monitors can enter 15 minutes early, along with players, as COVID-19 guidelines do not change SafeSport requirements.
Why is there a symptom questionnaire to complete?
This is part of Minnesota Hockey’s Return to Play Phase 3 guidelines and it is asked to be completed for every player, coach, and spectator before every activity. PLSHA is asking for voluntary compliance with this form as it will greatly assist with any contact tracing we need to do with the Minnesota Department of Health in the future. Basically it comes down to if there is a notification, does the PLSHA COVID Manager have access to the people that were in the building around the same time for contact tracing. PLSHA COVID Manager is the only person with access to this data. Submissions will be deleted after they are no longer required for contact tracing.
How do I know the rink protocol for away games?
The team COVID manager will outreach the association prior to a scrimmage, game, or tournament and then provide this information to the team. Please also feel free to visit association and rink websites for the most up-to-date information, as this is a constantly evolving situation.
With COVID, what happens do SafeSport rules?
Minnesota Hockey’s Return to Play Phase 3 guidelines states, “SafeSport policies will continue to be in effect in all phases. There should always be a minimum of two adults at every on-ice event, and there should be no unsupervised one-on- one interaction between a player and a coach.”