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Winnipeg Jets confirm that captain Blake Wheeler is “symptomatic positive” for COVID-19

Latest news on the Jets captain.

We learned on Monday that Jets captain Blake Wheeler had entered NHL’s COVID-19 protocols.

Blake Wheeler

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According to Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press the team indicated that Wheeler was:

“symptomatic positive” for COVID per the team. All other players tested negative today.

This is from the NHL covid protocols on ENDING ISOLATION:

Players or Club personnel whose test has been confirmed positive shall remain in isolation until all of the
following conditions have been satisfied:

• If at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared, and at least 24 hours have passed since last
fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath,
etc.) have improved (with the exception of continued loss of taste or smell so long as other symptoms
have improved).

• In addition, the Club Physician, its infectious disease expert, and any other treating physician providing
care to the individual, must conclude that the individual no longer presents a risk of infection to others,
and that it is medically appropriate (given individual and local circumstances) to terminate the
requirement for self-isolation.

• The termination of the isolation requirement is consistent with applicable local public health regulations
or other requirements.

Tough news for the Jets captain.