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Sport NHL extends self-quarantine for players, staff to April 4

17:13  26 march  2020
17:13  26 march  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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The NHL is extending its recommendation for players and staff to Multiple people with knowledge of the recommendation told The Associated Press on Tuesday the NHL has asked that players and staff extend their self - quarantine 10 days beyond the original March 27 timeline to April 6 — further

The NHL has instructed players and team staff to extend their period of self - quarantine by another 10 days amid the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Clubs had originally been asked to observe self - quarantine through Friday, but will now remain in isolation at home until April 6.

The NHL has instructed its players and team staff to extend their ongoing self-isolation until April 4, deputy commissioner Bill Daly said on a call with reporters Wednesday, according to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun.

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On March 16, the NHL permitted players to fly home if they self-quarantined through March 27. Daly cautioned Wednesday that the new timetable isn't set in stone, either.

"A memo has already gone out to the clubs on that," he said. "The new date is April 4, but ... that's a meaningless date, really, at this point in time. As we get closer to the date, we're going to have to make decisions as to what to do then. We're biting this off in chunks."

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It seems the league is extending its recommended period of self -isolation for players and staff during this ongoing epidemic until April 6. This change presents a ten-day increase over the initial quarantine recommendation that the league made, which would have been set to end on March 27.

NHL extends isolation period for players , staff until April 6. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly on Tuesday confirmed that the NHL has asked players and staff to extend their self - quarantine 10 days beyond the original March 27 timeline to April 6 – further pushing back the earliest that team facilities

The league shut down operations on March 12 and has been weighing several options for potentially resuming play. At this point, a priority for the league is ensuring the 2020-21 schedule isn't affected by playing out the remainder of the current season.

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Meanwhile, two members of the Ottawa Senators are the only NHL players who've been known to test positive for the virus.

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