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An Update On The Covid Situation With The Vancouver Canucks

via the Vancouver Canucks,

On March 31, the Vancouver Canucks in conjunction with the NHL and BC Health officials postponed a game versus the Calgary Flames and closed Rogers Arena's team areas following confirmation of three positive COVID-19 test results over a period of two days. All players and staff currently remain in quarantine.

As of today, 25 individuals have tested positive and the source infection is confirmed a variant - full genome sequencing by BCCDC will be required to determine which specific type. Among the 25 positive cases are 21 players (three players from taxi squad) and four members of staff. One additional player is considered a close contact.

An ongoing investigation by Vancouver Coastal Health and club contact tracing staff attributes the source infection to a single individual obtained in a community setting, which has since been identified by public health as a public exposure location. Rapid spread of infection throughout the team indicates a link between contacts and the primary case.

The health and safety of players, staff, families and the greater community remains the utmost priority. The Canucks are grateful for the continued support of local public health officials, the NHL and NHLPA and encourage everyone to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by following health orders. COVID-19 infections are rising in BC. This is a stark reminder of how quickly the virus can spread and its serious impact, even among healthy, young athletes.

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Single individually in a community setting?  Didn’t realize the NHL was allowing community settings?  Where was it?

Posted by ThatGuy on 04/07/21 at 03:50 PM ET

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Did a little contact tracing study lady Spring to try to
better understand risks and it’s amazing how one person
going from a high-risk environment, like a crowded indoor social event, where one person can rapidly spread to a group, can then take the infection into a more controlled but still shared environment, like a team, or an extended family in close quarters, and spread it before there’s much sign of that person being sick.

Hang in there, everybody. Do what you need to do to be safe.
We’re making a lot of progress as a country. But hyper-infectious variants
and large or groups of people who are fed up with distancing are going to keep this a public issue for a while. If you can safely vaccinate and keep your distance/a mask on around people indoors a while longer, until immunity is the reality for most of us, normal life (or close to it) isn’t far off.

Posted by lefty.30 on 04/07/21 at 05:55 PM ET

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