The NHL’s bubble system is proving effective — with ZERO new coronavirus cases reported in the past week!!
The league announced 7,245 tests were administered on players, coaches and other staff over the past week — and NOT one came back positive for COVID-19.
It seems to be proof the NHL’s “hub” system is working — despite less restrictive measures than the NBA.
FYI, the NHL has split up the league into 2 hub cities — one in Edmonton and the other in Toronto.
Each team has an entire floor at a designated hotel — and all personnel are restricted to only visiting to certain approved locations like workout facilities, restaurants, etc.
Everyone in the “bubbles” are tested for COVID on a daily basis.
On Monday, the league announced that as it heads into its 2nd week of the “Phase 4 Return To Play” — they seem to be COVID free.
“Testing was administered on a daily basis to all members of the Clubs’ 52-member travelling parties, including Players, during the period from August 2 through August 8,” the league said in a statement.
“The NHL will continue to provide regular updates on COVID-19 teting results. The League will not be providing information on the identity of any individuals or Clubs.”
It’s different than the NBA — that bubble is in ONE location on a secure campus at Walt Disney World in Orlando, where once players are cleared to enter, they can do move freely among the 220 acres of space … which includes restaurants, gyms, lake access, etc.
The takeaway for the NFL and NCAA football … BUBBLES ARE WORKING.