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Coronavirus spreading in the NHL: other cases soon to be announced

Quarantine underway!

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On Thursday, the NHL officially hit pause on the 2019-20 season on Thursday, an unprecedented step amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

However, some teams are wondering if it might already be too late when it comes to players contracting the coronavirus. 

Late on Thursday night, the San Jose Sharks made an announcement that a part-time employee at SAP Center has tested positive for the coronavirus. The person last worked a game in San Jose on March 3 when the Sharks faced the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins.

On Friday morning, it was the Carolina Hurricanes’ turn to discuss the possibility of players and staff members being contacted as the team stayed in the same hotel in Detroit that the Utah Jazz stayed … and two staff members have been tested for coronavirus.

It is now believed that players and staff members, including play-by-play announcer John Forslund and digital content producer Zack Brame, who are awaiting results. 

There is a possibility that some people may get quarantined for the foreseeable future.