Today the NHL has announced their testing data for the last week of Phase 3, aka training camp. They report zero new tests.
NHL statement on COVID-19 testing results: pic.twitter.com/5dObzonFWA— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) July 27, 2020
There have been two positive tests in total during the training camp period which lasted for just under two weeks.
No information has ever been provided on testing of staff and other non-player personnel.
Earlier this week, Corey Crawford confirmed he had tested positive and had needed a period of recovery.
All players entering the hub had to have had two negative tests two days apart prior to last night. Beginning today, all players and all staff of the teams, league, hotels, arenas and other facilities inside the hubs will be tested daily.
Two private labs, one in Edmonton and one in Toronto will be processing tests with a goal to a 24-hour turnaround. The NHL’s protocols require the testing regime to have no impact on local public health needs.
Hugely important day inside the hubs. Testing systems will face the first full day. Testing began at 7am this morning in Edmonton. Over 1000 people in the Edmonton hub. The entire operation rests on this system working properly. Turn around times expected to be approx 24hrs— Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) July 27, 2020