Vancouver Canucks office staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Vancouver Canucks office staff member tests positive for COVID-19

A full-time office staff for the Vancouver Canucks has tested positive for COVID-19.

The hockey club made an announcement Sunday night saying they had just gotten confirmation that one of their staff has contracted the disease.

“Earlier today, Canucks Sports & Entertainment staff were updated that a member of our fulltime office staff has tested positive for COVID-19,” Canucks COO Trent Carroll wrote in a statement. “The diagnosed individual is receiving care, observing 14-day self-quarantine guidelines and is feeling better.”

Carroll did write in his message that the staff member does not have a role that involves direct contact with the fans or the players.

“The individual does not have a fan-facing role and is not in contact with the players, hockey operations personnel or Rogers Arena part-time events staff. Therefore the Public Health Authority has confirmed the public risk of exposure is low,” said Carroll

The team is indicating that anyone who has had contact with the individual are in self-quarantine and being monitored for symptoms. Canucks Sports and Entertainment has closed their offices for the time being as staff will be working from home until further notice.

“CSE is taking continued, proactive steps to be a responsible member of our community, observing the impact of events and interactions, for the greater good of the health and safety of Metro Vancouver. We continue to urge everyone to focus on their health and appreciate their patience and understanding during this time.”

The Canucks and the rest of the National Hockey League have suspended the 2019-20 season amid fears of COVID-19.


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