Canucks office staff member tests positive for COVID-19

A member of the Vancouver Canucks staff brings the teams bags to their dressing room at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. (Jonathan Hayward/CP)

A full-time office staff member of the Vancouver Canucks has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced on Sunday night.

“Earlier today, Canucks Sports & Entertainment staff were updated that a member of our fulltime office staff has tested positive for COVID-19,” Canucks COO Trent Carroll wrote in a statement. “The diagnosed individual is receiving care, observing 14-day self-quarantine guidelines and is feeling better.”

Carroll adds that any individual who has been in contact with the worker has been advised to go into self-quarantine for precautionary reasons. The Canucks are also asking employees to work from home as the team’s offices will remain closed as they communicate with health authorities on what the next steps will be.

The team said that the employee was not in contact with players, hockey operations personnel or arena staff and that the public risk of exposure is low.

According to the Government of Canada’s official site, there have been 73 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province of B.C. and 304 across the country as of Sunday night.

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