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Halifax Mooseheads reschedule 2 games after employee tests positive for COVID-19

The Scotiabank Centre will reopen to Halifax Mooseheads fan on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020.
The Scotiabank Centre will reopen to Halifax Mooseheads fan on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. Graeme Benjamin/Global News

The Halifax Mooseheads have postponed two home games after an employee with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League hockey team tested positive for COVID-19.

In a press release issued Saturday, the QMJHL team said they have postponed their game against the Charlottetown Islanders — scheduled for Saturday night — and their game against the Cape Breton Eagles — scheduled for Wednesday — as a result of the positive test.

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The Mooseheads say that the employee who has COVID-19 has not been in contact with any players or hockey staff and that Nova Scotia’s public health department did not require a delay of the games but that they are “operating under an extreme abundance of caution,” the release said.

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Mooseheads players and staff are now being directed to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms while members of the organization who have been in contact with the infected person will be tested.

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The team says it will announce the dates of the rescheduled dates in the coming days.

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Previously purchased tickets for the games can be used for admission to the rescheduled games or they can receive a full refund via Ticket Atlantic by calling 902-451-1221.