CDC: How Indoor Sports Like Ice Hockey Can Become Covid-19 Coronavirus Outbreaks – Forbes

CDC: How Indoor Sports Like Ice Hockey Can Become Covid-19 Coronavirus Outbreaks – Forbes


Oh, puck. If you want to play indoor ice hockey exactly the way that you’ve played it before 2020, you may want to put those plans on ice. A new publication in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) described how an indoor ice hockey game led to a Covid-19 coronavirus super-spreader event. There have also been other reports of outbreaks among ice hockey players including 18 members of the Yale men’s hockey team testing positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus over the past three days.

In the MMWR publication, David Atrubin, Michael Wiese, and Becky Bohinc from the Florida Department of Health detailed what happened after a recreational ice hockey game took place on a Tampa Bay, Florida, area indoor ice rink. When three members of a health department are describing an ice hockey game, there’s a decent chance that something went
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