📍NEW: CDC reports an outbreak at an indoor recreational ice hockey near Tampa Bay, Florida. 15 players & staff fell in soon after, 13 confirmed #COVID19 positive. Both teams infected—and not even everyone tested. Only 1 spectator (not tested). Worrying outbreak for any sport. 🧵 Image
2) “Teams A and B, each consisting of 11 players (typically six on the ice and five on the bench at any given time), included men aged 19–53 years. During the 5 days after the game, 15 persons (14 of the 22 players and a rink staff) experienced symptoms: 13 of 15 lab confirmed.
3) “On June 19, 2020, the Florida Department of Health was notified of a team A player (the index patient) who experienced fever, cough, sore throat, and a headache beginning on June 17, the day after he had participated in an evening game; 2 days later, test positive.
4) “Excluding the index patient, 13 of the 21 (62%) players experienced illness. Asymptomatic players did not seek testing. Neither of the two on-ice referees experienced symptoms”
5) “In this game, hockey-specific face protection varied and included metal cages or plastic half-shields (covering the eyes and upper part of nose); some players do not wear face protection. Cloth face masks for disease control were not used in locker rooms or during the game.”
6) “In addition to the 60-minute game time on the ice, during which players frequently came within 6 feet of one another, each team used a separate locker room, typically for 20 minutes before and after the game. teams did not have other common exposures in the week before game.”
7) “The ice rink provides a venue that is likely well suited to COVID-19 transmission as an indoor environment where deep breathing occurs, and persons are in close proximity to one another.” cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/6…
8) FYI- this kind of hockey mask does not protect you from #COVID19

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