(CBS/AP) – Hockey and other indoor ice arena activities can resume in New Hampshire starting Oct. 30 but participants and staff will have to be tested for COVID-19, Gov. Chris Sununu said.

The state paused all hockey activities at indoor rinks for two weeks following positive tests for 158 people associated with the sport over the last two months.

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Guidance for re-opening rinks released Friday says all volunteers, coaches and staff, referees, and athletes in both youth and adult leagues must be tested at least once by Nov. 6 “to limit early re-introduction of COVID-19.” According to the new guidelines, it can be either be a PCR or an Antigen-based rapid test.

The guidance requires all staff, volunteers and athletes to wear cloth face coverings over their nose and mouth at all times while being inside a rink. Meanwhile, hand sanitizer must be made available to visitors, staff, volunteers and athletes.

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As for parents and spectators, they will also be required wear a cloth face covering while inside a rink.

“This new guidance will safely get folks back on the ice utilizing flexible testing protocols like non-invasive antigen options with the goal of continuing a safe, fun and healthy season,” Sununu said in an emailed statement.

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