This story is spreading like wildfire and has been reported on by WBZ Boston, Seacoast Online, The Union Leader and many more. I went directly to the Rinks at Exeter Facebook page where they posted an update just a few hours ago.
The post essentially said the following. This past Monday, August 10th, the staff of The Rinks at Exeter was notified that a 14-year-old male player from Massachusetts tested positive for the Coronavirus. He had been in their facilities on August 3rd and 4th for a camp that was put on by an outside company.
They stressed the fact that when the player came to The Rinks facility he showed no symptoms of COVID-19. Also this teen's family tested negative for the virus. The Rinks notified the private camp right away and the director of that camp has notified anyone/everyone who may have come into contact with the teen who tested positive.
They go on to say that other activities did take place the days at the facility on the days that the boy who tested positive was there. But they used other areas and were not in contact with the players of the private camp. (what about the bathrooms?)
They conclude the post by saying that they are taking the health and safety of their guests extremely seriously. It is their number one priority. They continue to work with state and local health officials to ensure that their facility operates according to the guidelines set forth by the CDC and the State of New Hampshire.
Parents: what do you think about all of this? Do you think the appropriate guidelines are being put in place for kids to start playing sports again? Do you feel safe letting your kids play sports this year?
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