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Multiple Blues test positive for COVID-19

Multiple Blues test positive for COVID-19 Vladimir Tarasenko skates Monday, June 22, 2020, at the Centene Community Ice Center in Maryland Heights as the Blues began Phase 2 workouts. Photo by Chris Pinkert, Provided by Blues Multiple Blues players have tested positive for COVID-19, the Post-Dispatch confirmed Friday evening. The team canceled Phase 2 workouts…

Multiple Blues test positive for COVID-19




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Vladimir Tarasenko skates Monday, June 22, 2020, in the Centene Community Ice Center in Maryland Heights since the Blues began Phase 2 workouts. Photo from Chris Pinkert, Provided by Blues


Multiple Blues players have tested positive for COVID-19, the Post-Dispatch confirmed Friday evening. Phase 2 workouts were canceled by the team Friday at Centene Community Ice Center with gamers informed by text message at the morning which there would be no workouts.

The story was first reported by The Athletic, but supported by Post-Dispatch sources.

All that has been famous Friday night is that more than just one Blues participant tested positive. It is not thought than any staff coaches or members had tested positive.

The small-group workouts are voluntary, and for the Blues they take place Monday through Friday. So there so there are no workouts scheduled for Sunday or Saturday, per regular. But though at least \player isn’t planning on taking part Phase 2 workouts are scheduled to resume Monday.

Via text, general manager Doug Armstrong said any queries linked to the coronavirus ought to be directed to the NHL.

Deputy commissioner Bill Daly via email told the Post-Dispatch:”We don’t mean to comment on this situation especially, but I shall confirm our view that the team has taken all appropriate measures in the conditions, and remains vigilant after our processes and health and safety protocols”

There are rigorous protocols for gamers during Stage 2 workouts, such as daily temperature checks and daily checks for symptoms. Before they’re allowed on the ice at Centene, players are tested and clearly must test negative. Players must wear masks entering and leaving the centre and exercise social distancing.

But once the players leave the building, they’re free to do as they please, and go where they want _ although the team has emphasized the importance of minimizing risk by sheltering-in-place, avoiding crowds, sporting masks, etc.

More and more Blues are showing up to Centene to skate since the anticipated startup to training camp and a resumption of play nears. Armstrong told the Post-Dispatch earlier that week than two-thirds of the group is now in St. Louis which he anticipates the full squad on hand at the center of next week.

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