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NHL Suspends Schedule in Response to COVID-19 Situation

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The National Hockey League announced today that it will “pause” its season beginning with tonight’s games. The action follows closely similar action taken yesterday by the National Basketball Association, which shares arenas with many NHL teams. The NHL statement is as follows:

UPDATE... The Capitals issued the following statement on the situation:

Stay tuned for further developments on this as the situation unfolds further.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have helpful information pages, including “Steps to Prevent Illness” and “frequently asked questions and answers” site with information for Coronavirus basics, what to look for, how to protect yourself, what to do if you have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19, and other topics. You might also consider consulting your local health departments and offices for more information.