The NHL just made official what Elliotte Friedman reported two days ago.
The NHL will close locker rooms to the media in an effort to limit players’ exposure, as much as possible, to the coronavirus. The sports leagues say that access will continue, but in “designated locations outside of the locker room and clubhouse setting.”
Some NHL clubs had already begun to roll out the new media policies while the Avalanche put up this printout.
— Ryan S. Clark (@ryan_s_clark) March 8, 2020
The changes will begin leaguewide on Tuesday.
More from the MLB, MLS, NBA, and the NHL:
NEW YORK, March 9, 2020 – Major League Baseball (MLB), Major League Soccer (MLS), the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the National Hockey League (NHL) today issued the following joint statement:
“After consultation with infectious disease and public health experts, and given the issues that can be associated with close contact in pre- and post-game settings, all team locker rooms and clubhouses will be open only to players and essential employees of teams and team facilities until further notice. Media access will be maintained in designated locations outside of the locker room and clubhouse setting. These changes will be effective beginning with tomorrow’s games and practices.
“We will continue to closely monitor this situation and take any further steps necessary to maintain a safe and welcoming environment.”
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