Some minor hockey games in Nanaimo have been suspended due to COVID-19.
The Nanaimo Minor Hockey Association says there was a confirmed case of COVID-19 within their U8 division and have suspended all scheduled games within that division for the next 10 days.
“Because the U8 division is self-contained in their own cohort, at this time there is no need to suspend further divisions,” David van Deventer, the NMHA’s risk and safety manager, said in a statement posted on their website.
The association says it has a plan in place that complies with ViaSport, BC Hockey, and Island Health and is working with the health authority as contact tracing has been completed.
“We are working closely with Island Health. They have been extremely helpful through this season and we trust that they will do what is required to keep everyone safe,” said van Deventer.
The revelation of a COVID-19 case within the minor hockey league comes less than a week after Nanaimo United FC reported one confirmed case within one of the club’s cohorts and suspended all youth soccer activities for the weekend and cancelled practices for the week of Nov. 15.