The University of Maine has halted all games for its winter sports teams through at least Feb. 4 due to positive COVID-19 cases among Tier-1 personnel which includes student-athletes, coaches and support staff.
However, players on those teams who haven’t tested positive and aren’t under quarantine due to contact tracing can still practice as long as they adhere to the health and safety guidelines established by the state, UMaine athletics and their sports conferences.
Hockey East requires its athletes to undergo rapid antigen tests seven days a week and America East has its basketball players tested five times per week.
“We are managing some cases,” said Dan Demeritt, the University of Maine’s executive director of public affairs. “Our teams have been traveling a lot and the students returned to school on Monday. We want to get the semester off to a safe…