NHL issues memo requiring all hockey personnel to be fully vaccinated

The memo was sent to all NHL clubs earlier today.


The National Hockey League has issued their latest memo to all 32 clubs regarding COVID-19 amidst the recent surge of the delta variant. 

Per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the League will be requiring all hockey personnel to be fully vaccinated against the illness. In other words, any worker that has access to personal interactions with club personnel, including players, will be required to be fully vaccinated. However, protocols for the players themselves have yet to be worked out. 

He reports: 

"NHL sent a memo updating vaccination requirements to its teams: "Any person whose job, role, position or access entails or entitles them to have personal interactions (within 12 feet) with Club Hockey Operations personnel (including Players) are required to be Fully Vaccinated."

"There are some limited exceptions -- such as valet parking attendants. NHL/NHLPA protocols for players are not yet completed."

This new requirement comes on the heels of the Winnipeg Jets becoming the first NHL team to require that all fans who wish to attend home games at Canada Life Centre to be fully vaccinated, and to be able to provide proof.