To date, the MJHL has recorded four positive test results involving two unrelated organizations since team hockey activities began in early September.
The first organization had one player test positive who was exposed to the virus outside of the team cohort and community. The asymptomatic individual immediately went into self-isolation and all potential close contacts were notified. To date there have been no further positive cases associated with the individual. All identified close contacts are currently in self-isolation while continuing to self monitor for symptoms as instructed by public health. All games involving the organization have been postponed until the necessary self-isolation period is completed. No further positive cases are expected involving this situation.
The second organization has had three individuals test positive. It is not yet determined by public health if the cases are related or if they were exposed to the virus outside of the team cohort environment and community. The organization proactively instructed all potential close contacts to self-isolate in advance of receiving test results due to the individuals experiencing flu like symptoms. All identified close contacts are currently in self-isolation while continuing to self monitor for symptoms as instructed by public health. All games involving the organization have been postponed until the necessary self-isolation period is completed. No further cases are expected regarding this situation.
The affected individuals are feeling well and are expected to be fit to return upon resumption of their individual schedules.
Each organization continues to follow the MJHL Return to Play Guidelines, current Manitoba Public Health Orders while working closely with public health officials.
MJHL Facilities have and continue to receive Public Health audits. The reports received contained minor concerns which have been addressed with each facility.
The MJHL will continue to provide periodic updates going forward.
The MJHL respectfully requests that the privacy of all individuals and organizations be adhered to and that stigmatization of any individual or organization be avoided at all times. All individuals in the MJHL have been encouraged to come forward when having symptoms or being identified as a potential close contact to exposure. The MJHL is very proud of all the individuals to date who have came forward and expect and encourage individuals to continue to come forward with any potential concerns.
Public Health are the only informed authority to provide public information via daily bulletins on possible exposure, close contact to exposure or the declaration of an outbreak. The MJHL will adhere to these Public Health Protocols concerning any COVID related public announcement.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding.