Maine Referee Tests Positive For COVID-19 After Working Eight Games

A potential super spreader event, or events took place in Maine over the last week.

One referee has tested positive for COVID-19 after working eight games a placing up to 400 players at risk of infection. The games were;

Biddeford Ice Arena: Oct. 3: 8:35 a.m, 10:05 a.m. Oct. 4: 7:40 a.m., 9:20 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m.

North Yarmouth Academy: Oct. 4: 6:30 p.m. – 10:15 p.m.

Merrill Fay Arena in Laconia, New Hampshire: Oct. 3: 5:45 p.m.

“We don’t have a firm estimate. The initial investigation that’s occurred this morning, into early this afternoon, puts the number at potentially 400,” says Maine CDC Director Nirav Shah, “that’s a very, very, very early estimate.”.

People are now being urged to quarantine for the next 14 days who have been in contact with this referee and any players who played in these games.

Keep in mind that State guidelines limit all hockey to “intra squad” scrimmages. Clearly this State of Maine guideline is not being followed or these potential spreader events could not have even happened.