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COVID-19 Case Outbreak Traced to Conway Arena in New Hampshire in Late August

RinkAtlas learned that a 12-person outbreak of COVID-19 occurred at a Pro Ambitions Hockey Camp at Conway Arena in Nashua, New Hampshire. The announcement of the cases was made by New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Commissioner Lori Shibinette and Governor Chris Sununu at a press conference on September 1 as reported by WMUR television.

Eight of the people who were infected were youth hockey players participating in the camp. Four other people were staff of the hockey camp itself.

According to Commissioner Shibinette, “The kids who were involved and the staff who were involved and even the staff that were involved had participated in several different camps over the course of several weeks. So it was like tracking the {infected people} from New Hampshire to Connecticut to Massachusetts and {determining} where they all came up with it.”

According to a reporter from WMUR, it appears that there was a COVID-19 plan in place. Now DHHS is investigating whether that plan was implemented.

At the same press conference, Governor Sununu said he is not considering changing state guidance for sports camps. He said, “Because of the way this stuff is structured as part of our guidance and as part of the camp structure, we can quickly identify who was involved, parents and kids, and make sure we identify those clusters of illness very quickly.”