Arizona Coyotes staff member tests positive for coronavirus
A staff member of the Arizona Coyotes tested positive for the coronavirus, the team said in a press release Saturday.
The person lives in the Valley and is asymptomatic, the release said. He is in isolation at home and people who have been in close contact with him have been notified.
He is the only member of the organization who tested positive for the coronavirus during Phase 2 testing protocol.
NHL training camps will open July 10 if the league and players’ union can reach an agreement to resume the season, the league announced Thursday.
Setting this date gives the 17% of players who are overseas time to return in light of U.S. and Canada quarantine regulations.
The league and NHLPA said the July 10 start of camps — referred to as Phase 3 — is pending medical and safety conditions and agreeing on getting back to games.
Thursday also marked the first day Coyotes players were back on the ice at Gila River Arena for voluntary, small-group training sessions. Players were given the choice whether to participate.
On Saturday, the Arizona health department reported 39 new coronavirus deaths and 1,540 additional cases.
That increased the state’s documented totals to 34,458 cases and 1,183 deaths.