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The WHL is now mandating all players and staff to be COVID-19 vaccinated

Published August 17, 2021 at 9:10
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The Western Hockey League has announced a new league-wide mission.

All players and staff must now be vaccinated against COVID-19. All roster players, hockey operations staff and other personnel must be completely immunized two weeks prior to the commencement of the 2021-2022 season on October 1.

Additionally, the league is strongly encouraging that all eligible members of billet households where players are residing to be fully vaccinated.

"The health and safety of our players and staff continues to be the number one priority for the WHL," said WHL commissioner Ron Robison in an emailed statement. "The policy is designed to further protect our players and staff in the WHL from the potential risk of exposure to COVID-19.
"With travel restrictions currently in place with the Canada / U.S. border as well as the province of Manitoba, it is important all players and staff are fully vaccinated in order to be eligible to play a full season in the WHL," Robison added.


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