DELTA (NEWS 1130) — There’s been a confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a player with the South Delta Minor Hockey Association.
The player attended three tryouts at the Ladner Leisure Centre last week prior to testing positive for COVID-19. They are now in self-isolation.
Chad Dey is the director of Rep Hockey for the Association and he says the division the infected player was been involved in has been suspended until they receive further instructions from the Fraser Health Authority.
“The player was a part of our U18 A Division tryouts on the ice for three sessions. It’s important to note that the player never came to the rink with any symptoms of COVID-19,” he says. “Once the player began to feel ill the family made the right decision and kept the player away and was eventually diagnosed with COVID-19.”
The association says the family did the right thing, adding as soon as the teen started feeling unwell, he stopped coming to the rink. This positive case is linked to previously announced case within the local school district. Details on @NEWS1130.
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He adds this is a case that Fraser Health was aware of, and the other players on the team are not being required to self-isolate at this time.
“From rank to rank, there’s social distancing. No players are getting changed in dressing rooms; it’s common practice around the Lower Mainland,” he says.
“It serves as an important reminder that if anybody’s sick, that they should stay at home and do the right thing.”
Dey ensures the individual did not come into contact with any of our other divisions at the arena.
If you visited the Ladner Leisure Centre on Sept. 8 and 9 around 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. or Sept. 10 from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., you are being advised to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for two weeks.
– With files from Sonia Aslam