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Wake With Elias- March 16, 2020: Canucks Staffer Tests Positive For COVID-19

The team made the announcement last night, and what steps it will be taking in the wake of this news.

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It’s understandable if you missed it last night, as the news seems to come in ceaseless waves right now, but the Canucks announced that a member of their front office staff has tested positive for the Coronavirus:

“Earlier today, Canucks Sports & Entertainment staff were updated that a member of our fulltime office staff has tested positive for COVID-19. The diagnosed individual is receiving care, observing 14-day self-quarantine guidelines and is feeling better. Anyone who may have had contact with the individual have been notified and are also observing self-quarantine for precautionary reasons. As a result, CSE’s offices are closed tomorrow and employees are preparing to work from home wherever possible. We are receiving guidance from the health authorities on next steps.

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.

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.”

In other news, the Swedish Elite League and all Swedish minor leagues have cancelled the remainder of their seasons, joining the vast majority of European leagues. Right now apart from the odd exception the KHL and MHL (Russia’s version of the AHL) are the only leagues still playing on, but are doing so in empty arenas. Finnish team Jokerit, whose GM is former Oilers legend Jari Kurri have voluntarily withdrawn from their 2nd round series against St Petersburg in the Gagarin Cup Playoffs.

Since we don’t know how long this will continue, as each day seems to be pointing towards the likeliness of an outright cancellation of the season, we’re going to do our best to not only provide Canucks-related content but daily open threads and some other non-hockey related things that can be a refuge, especially for those of you self-quarantining.

So here’s what we want to know in today’s poll question:


Are you or is someone you know self-quarantining?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    I am
    (3 votes)
  • 17%
    Someone I know is
    (5 votes)
  • 7%
    Yup, we’re all doing it!
    (2 votes)
  • 64%
    Not yet
    (18 votes)
28 votes total Vote Now