Hockey Rinks Are Covid Hotspots

Modifying the Rink Works; Masks on the Players Does Not

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The governors of Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, Minnesota, and other states have closed indoor ice rinks due to because they are COVID infection sites. Community skating rinks are designed to keep a slab of ice frozen for skaters. The ventilation systems exhaust warm air out through the ceiling; the remaining cold air sinks to the floor, covering the…