NHL will close dressing rooms to media, on recommendation of the CDC

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Coronavirus is beginning to impact the major American sports, in one very specific way.

The NHL will be closing dressing rooms to reporters. The move comes at the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control.

Major League Baseball, the NBA, and Major League Soccer are expected to follow suit.

Interviews will instead be conducted in formal press conference areas.

The move comes as COVID-19 spreads throughout much of the United States. The NBA has told teams to prepare to play in arenas without fans.

The NFL has said only that it is closely monitoring the situation, with the next league event coming later this month in Florida, when owners and other personnel gather for the annual league meetings. The draft is due to happen in Las Vegas, starting in 47 days.

15 responses to “NHL will close dressing rooms to media, on recommendation of the CDC

  1. >>The NFL has said only that it is closely monitoring the situation,

    Translation: they are clueless like always.
    I’m impressed if the NBA actually plays games with no fans.
    It will probably come to that.

  2. All it takes is for one player/coach to pick up that bug and it could infect half a team on a long cross country flight. Maybe kill one or two. Maybe only one old guy … named Belichick?
    It’s a virus, not a hoax. And it doesn’t care what Trump says.

  3. Do the people in this thread claiming that is is some flavor of “media hoax” understand that the CDC is under control of the current presidential administration?

  4. Yahoos who won’t accept the truth, the science from the CDC are exactly what this administration wants. Good lord.

  5. I have a friend who I have known for 45 years. He is in the printing business. The last 15 years we will have a discussion about the upcoming flu season, around May or June. When he prints up the literature that gets handed out on September. And we always smirk and say How do they know which viruses will hit 5 months before the season starts? Well,the ones the governments want to.Like ANY flu the very young and old as well as the very sick will be the victims and not the majority of people. Wash your hands.

  6. Idiotic hysteria. Live your life. High risk individuals should take the same precautions they’ve always needed to take.

  7. The entitled media shouldn’t be aloud in the locker room in general. No need for it

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