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Cross Insurance Arena visitors will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test

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Shawn Patrick Ouellette
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via the Portland Press Herald

PORTLAND, Maine — One of the largest indoor venues in northern New England is going to start requiring visitors to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative test.

Cumberland County officials say the new rules will go into effect at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Friday. The county says the rules will apply to attendees of events age 12 and over, and it added that mask use is also strongly recommended.

The arena is the home venue of the Maine Mariners minor league hockey team. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday that transmission of COVID-19 is high in Cumberland County.