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Hockey Game Becomes Super-Spreader Event


A recreational hockey game played in June in Tampa Bay, Florida, led to 14 players and one ice rink staff member becoming ill, with 13 of those testing positive for COVID-19. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) asserts that the close contact of players combined with the intense physical activity supported the spread of the novel coronavirus. The CDC also notes that not all hockey players were tested for COVID-19, which means that some may have been asymptomatic carriers of the virus. Facemasks were not worn during the game or in the locker rooms, although some players wore face protection while actively playing. Read more here.

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