UP health officials warn of possible "super-spreader" hockey tournament

UP health officials warn of possible "super-spreader" hockey tournament

WDIO-TV
Updated: March 05, 2021 04:10 PM
Created: March 05, 2021 10:59 AM

Health officials in Michigan's Upper Peninsula are warning that a recent youth hockey tournament may have been a "super-spreader" event.

The Marquette County Health Department and Western Upper Peninsula Health Department say they have identified multiple positive COVID-19 cases in players and spectators who were present at the event at the Calumet Colosseum on Feb. 27 and 28. They are conducting contact tracing to see if additional cases may be tied to restaurants and hotels.

The department is recommending that everyone who attended the event quarantine until at least March 11, and says even those who do not show symptoms should still consider getting tested because some cases are asymptomatic.

"Although COVID-19 cases in the Upper Peninsula have declined, this serves as a reminder that COVID-19 is still present in the community," the Western UP Health Department said in a news release.

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