PENTICTON, B.C. – Last week, it was announced that a player on the Penticton Vees had tested positive for COVID-19. Following this news, all close contacts of the player, including Vees players and staff, were tested for the virus and tests have all come back negative.
Despite the negative test results, all close contacts remain in quarantine until early next week when they will have completed their 14 days.
“I am very pleased with the professional approach our players, and of course our medical staff, took to ensure the situation would stay isolated,” said Vees President, General Manager and Head Coach, Fred Harbinson, “I also want to take the time to thank our billets for all their support during these difficult times.”
The Vees player in question is the second BCHL player to have tested positive for COVID-19 this season, after a member of the Surrey Eagles contracted the virus in October. Both situations were limited to one isolated case on the team and an outbreak was avoided.