Modified Fieldhouse Procedures

Ramsey County Parks & Recreation aims to provide the best experience for all fieldhouse users while still meeting public health best practices to keep all patrons of the turf fieldhouse safe.

COVID-19 policies have been developed with recommendations and guidelines from the executive orders issued by Governor Walz, the Minnesota Department of Health's Guidelines for Youth and Adult Sports, and the Minnesota Department of Education for high school activities. 

View Turf Fieldhouse COVID-19 Preparedness Plan (PDF)

General restrictions

  • Anyone with symptoms of illness or who have family members with symptoms of illness, has tested positive for COVID-19, or been exposed to a person whom has tested positive for COVID-19, should stay home and not participate in team activities and follow CDC and Health Department rules and guidelines for self-quarantine.
  • While indoors, face coverings are recommended for people who are not vaccinated.
  • We recommend participants, coaches/instructors and spectators to limit their time inside the fieldhouse.
  • No locker rooms will be available for use.
  • We recommend participants to come partially dressed when possible.
  • No team warmup or dryland drills on the outside of designated fields before or after practice.
  • No food or drinks other than water in closed water bottles. 
  • User groups are recommended to still have consistent pods of people including participants, coaches/instructors and volunteers. 
  • It is recommended that participants maintain at least six feet of space between themselves when they are not participating, when applicable.
  • No spitting, yelling or other actions that may cause additional droplet spray.

Spectators

  • It is recommended that all spectators/parents must self-screen their health prior to arriving in facility (We recommend the CDC's Coronavirus Self-checker, click Get Started.)
  • Face coverings are no longer required for spectators and parents while in the facility.
  • It is recommended that spectators remain socially distanced if, especially if unvaccinated.  
  • Disinfectant spray bottles and wipes near bleachers is available if spectators desire to clean the area they will be occupying.
  • We recommend limiting the amount of time spent inside the fieldhouse.

Team/organization responsibilities

Updated user group preparedness plan

All user groups are required by the Minnesota Department of Health to also have their own updated individual preparedness plan in place to protect their employees, volunteers, skaters, coaches, members, visiting teams and visitors. Ramsey County has provided a template to help in plan development or organizations may develop their own plan. MN.gov has provided guidance and templates for required information on COVID-19 Preparedness.

COVID-19 Plan Administrator

All user groups must have a COVID-19 Plan Administrator who is responsible to ensure the plan is evaluated, monitored, executed and updated as needed.

Health & safety screenings and testing

It is recommended that all user groups develop their own health and safety screening policies and procedures, for their skaters, coaches/instructors and volunteers prior to any on-ice activity. Spectators, and other persons when allowed to attend their activities and events should be directed to self-screen at home prior to entry to the arena. We recommend using the Minnesota Department of Health Visitor and Employee Health Screening Checklist.

Additionally, unvaccinated participants are strongly recommended by the Minnesota Department of Health to test weekly and test 72 hours prior to a game or competition.