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Blues cancel practice due to “multiple” positive COVID-19 tests

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According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Blues have been forced to cancel their Phase Two workouts on Friday due to “multiple” positive tests for COVID-19 among players. Players would not be reporting back to the ice until Monday, but at least one player will skip those workouts out of an abundance of caution.

Bill Daly commented to the P-D:

“We don’t intend to comment on this situation specifically, but I will confirm our view that the club has taken all appropriate steps in the circumstances, and remains vigilant following our procedures and health and safety protocols.”

The players are not under any strict social isolation or quarantine rules outside of the practices, so it’s more than likely that they caught it as part of community spread in the metro St. Louis area.

According to St. Louis Public Radio, the metro area has been averaging about 201 new cases per day over the last week, an increase of over 68%. St. Louis City and St. Louis County are both under an order to wear masks in outdoor public places where social distancing is not possible and in buildings.