The six positive test results received today follow one positive test result for COVID-19, which was received on Tuesday, March 30. All other test results from the other participating team cohorts in the RE/MAX Hub Centres came back negative.
In accordance with the WHL’s Return to Play Protocol, the WHL issued instructions to the Kelowna Rockets on Tuesday, March 30 including the following actions as a result of the positive tests to members of their team cohort:
- Players and hockey staff were immediately isolated and tested;
- B.C. Health Officials have been contacted by the WHL;
- All close contacts have been instructed to self-quarantine and monitor symptoms for 14 days;
- The Kelowna Rockets will be assisting B.C. Health Officials with contact tracing.
As a result of the suspension of activities for the Kelowna Rockets, the following WHL Regular Season Games have been postponed:
|177||Tuesday, March 30, 2021||Kamloops at Kelowna|
|178||Wednesday, March 31, 2021||Vancouver at Prince George|
|180||Friday, April 2, 2021||Kelowna at Prince George|
|182||Saturday, April 3, 2021||Kelowna at Victoria|
|184||Monday, April 5, 2021||Vancouver at Kelowna|
|186||Wednesday, April 7, 2021||Kelowna at Kamloops|
|190||Saturday, April 10, 2021||Prince George at Kelowna|
|193||Monday, April 12, 2021||Victoria at Kelowna|
|194||Tuesday, April 13, 2021||Kelowna at Vancouver|
|197||Thursday, April 15, 2021||Kamloops at Kelowna|
The WHL or Kelowna Rockets will not be providing any further comment at this time. The WHL will continue to work in consultation with B.C. Health Authorities on when it is safe for the Kelowna Rockets to resume team activities.
Any further adjustments to the schedule of games in the RE/MAX Hub Centres will be provided at a later date.