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Sports Vancouver Canucks office staff member tests positive for COVID-19

09:55  16 march  2020
09:55  16 march  2020 Source:   cbc.ca

3rd Quebecer tests positive for COVID-19 after trip to France

  3rd Quebecer tests positive for COVID-19 after trip to France Authorities say the infected person returned from a trip to France on Tuesday. After returning to Canada, they learned someone they had been in contact with in France had tested positive for the virus. The person then called Quebec's Info-Santé (811). The person followed their recommendation and self-quarantined at home before getting tested at a hospital in the Montérégie region, near Montreal. That test came back positive for COVID-19. "Public health is a collective responsibility," said Quebec's deputy director of public health protection, Dr. Yves Jalbert, in a statement.

"Earlier today, Canucks Sports & Entertainment staff were updated that a member of our fulltime office staff has tested positive for COVID - 19 . 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 .

The Seattle Sounders say a member of their support staff has tested positive for COVID - 19 .

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - MARCH 12: A fan looks in the team shop window outside of Gila River Arena where the NHL Arizona Coyotes and Vancouver Canucks were scheduled to play on March 12, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona.  The NHL on Thursday followed the lead of the NBA and announced it has paused its season due to concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic and the transmission of the virus. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) © 2020 Getty Images GLENDALE, ARIZONA - MARCH 12: A fan looks in the team shop window outside of Gila River Arena where the NHL Arizona Coyotes and Vancouver Canucks were scheduled to play on March 12, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. The NHL on Thursday followed the lead of the NBA and announced it has paused its season due to concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic and the transmission of the virus. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Canucks Sports and Entertainment (CSE), which operates the Vancouver Canucks NHL team, says one of its office staff has tested positive for COVID-19.

The organization made the announcement on Sunday evening. Chief operating officer Trent Carroll says the person is recovering in self-quarantine and did not have contact with fans or players.

McLaren withdraws from Aussie GP as team member tests positive for coronavirus

  McLaren withdraws from Aussie GP as team member tests positive for coronavirus McLaren has withdrawn from the Australian Grand Prix after a team member tested positive for the coronavirus, Formula 1 announced Thursday. "McLaren Racing has confirmed this evening in Melbourne that it has withdrawn from the 2020 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix following the positive test of a team member for the coronavirus," read a statement from McLaren. "The team member was tested and self-isolated as soon as they started to show symptoms and will now be treated by local healthcare authorities.

In a new update from officials Saturday, staff and students who were at Vaughn High School from Feb. 25 through March 6 are advised to quarantine themselves at home after an employee tested positive for COVID - 19 .

Some of the new COVID - 19 cases had been announced earlier Friday. Vancouver Coastal Health said earlier in the day that three administrative staff members of Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver have tested positive for the new coronavirus. © The Canadian Press Bonnie Henry Henry said

"The diagnosed individual is receiving care, observing 14-day self-quarantine guidelines and is feeling better," said the release.

The organization says anyone who may have had contact with the person has been notified and is observing self-isolation as a precaution.

CSE's offices will be closed on Monday. The organization says it is receiving guidance from health authorities.

The release said that the individual was also not in contact with 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 the release.

The organization did not say if the case was one of the B.C's 73 confirmed cases.

If you have a COVID-19-related story we should pursue that affects British Columbians, please email us at impact@cbc.ca

99-year-old West Vancouver man recovers from COVID-19 in retirement home .
A 99-year-old West Vancouver man who tested positive for COVID-19 has recovered completely and is back to his "cheerful old self," his daughter says. Reuben Huva, who lives in Hollyburn House retirement home, started developing minor symptoms earlier this month, Linda Horspool said. Reuben Huva, who lives in Hollyburn House retirement home, started developing minor symptoms earlier this month, Linda Horspool said.

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