Health officials investigate possible COVID-19 exposure at CT youth hockey tournament

Health officials are investigating a possible case of COVID-19 exposure among youth hockey players.

News 12 Staff

Aug 17, 2020, 6:42 PM

Updated 1,406 days ago

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Health officials are investigating a possible case of COVID-19 exposure among youth hockey players in Connecticut.
The hockey players competed recently at a tournament in Hamden before a teenager tested positive at another tournament in New Hampshire.
Wonderland of Ice staff say they've had protocols in place before the possible exposure, like getting people's temperature checked and signing a waiver. The tournament did not take place at this rink.
 
They say that the rink is also sanitized every night, including the boards and glass. The locker rooms are also closed.
Former New York Rangers goalie Steve Valiquette, who runs a hockey camp at the rink, says that the tournament should've not taken place as it involves traveling to different states.
Other ice rinks in western Connecticut say they're also following protocols.
The New York State Amateur Hockey Association says it is concerned that the players who have been exposed in Connecticut are going to get other players and their families sick, and criticized parents and coaches for traveling across state lines.
 


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