Kelowna Rockets have activities suspended due to six positive COVID-19 results

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The Western Hockey League announced Wednesday the Kelowna Rockets have had all activities suspended for a minimum of 14 days following six additional positive COVID-19 tests, taking the total to seven within the club after a positive test one day earlier.

The WHL says the positive COVID-19 test results belong to two staff members and four players.

In accordance with the WHL's return-to-play protocol, the Rockets have immediately isolated and are being tested, and anyone with close contact has been instructed to self-quarantine and monitor symptoms for 14 days.

As a result of the suspension of activities for the Rockets, nine of their games have been halted, as well as one between Vancouver and Prince George Wednesday night "out of an abundance of caution."

Kelowna is currently one of two bubble cities hosting games in B.C., along with Kamloops, as the WHL attempts to complete a 24-game season.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 31, 2021.

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