All NHL teams in Canada can now have players return from isolation in five days if they're asymptomatic after testing positive from COVID-19 following Quebec's announcement on Tuesday.
The @conseilpatronat is supporting Quebec's move to lower the period of COVID isolation from 10 to 5 days, after which employees can return to work. Blackburn says this will help Quebec’s workforce, as it faces labour shortages in most sectors.
— CityNews Montreal (@CityNewsMTL) January 4, 2022
Quebec became the last province with an NHL team to reduce the isolation period to five from 10 days after a recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States.
The decision should help the Montreal Canadiens, who have paused all team activities through Thursday because of a COVID-19 outbreak.
Capacity rules still remain an issue for the Canadiens, though, with zero fans currently allowed in the Bell Centre under Quebec's guidelines.