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B.C. Sports Leagues, Including MLS Team, Will Not Play With Fans Until Coronavirus Vaccine Is Available

May 7, 2020, 11:47 AM | Updated: 11:57 am
(Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)...
(Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Major league sports teams in British Columbia, Canada will not be allowed to have fans attend games until a vaccine is found for the coronavirus.

This will impact the Vancouver Canucks of the NHL and Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League Soccer.

This is according to the Vancouver Sun. They are not allowing gatherings larger than 50 people during this span.

B.C. Premier John Horgan said the province was already in Phase One, and that Phase Two would commence after the Victoria Day long weekend which will take place from May 16-18.

Major League Soccer has suspended the season until at least June 8 and will evaluate further at that point.

According to Atlanta United FC Mike Conti who was on a conference call with the media on Thursday, the league is expected to play a full season in front of fans but are planning multiple scenarios.

In April, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is unsure if they will be able to finish their season.

Coronavirus Resources

How Do I Prevent It?

The CDC has some simple recommendations, most of which are the same for preventing other respiratory illnesses or the flu:

  • Avoid close contact with people who may be sick
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

How To Get Help

If you’re worried you may have COVID-19, you can contact the Utah Coronavirus Information Line at 1-800-456-7707 to speak to trained healthcare professionals. You can also use telehealth services through your healthcare providers.

Additional Resources

If you see evidence of PRICE GOUGING, the Utah Attorney General’s Office wants you to report it. Common items in question include toilet paper, water, hand sanitizer, certain household cleaners, and even cold medicine and baby formula. Authorities are asking anyone who sees price gouging to report it to the Utah Division of Consumer Protection at 801-530-6601 or 800-721-7233. The division can also be reached by email at consumerprotection@utah.gov.

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