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Senators take Coronavirus precautions at Canadian Tire Centre, Sensplexes

The team says it has enhanced venue cleaning and disinfecting at the Canadian Tire Centre and Sensplexes around the city.
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Canadian Tire Centre. Jenn Pritchard/ OttawaMatters

The Ottawa Senators have announced new precautions to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The team says it is taking proactive steps for everyone who visits the Canadian Tire Centre and Sensplexes around the city.

Among the steps the team says it is taking:

  • Enhanced venue cleaning and disinfecting policies have been implemented.
  • Sanitation stations will be present at all entrances, and the team recommends using the hand sanitizer provided upon entry into and out of our venues.
  • Every washroom has soap and paper towel dispensers or hand dryers. Handwashing guidelines are posted in each of the restrooms. 
  • Additional signage has been put up around venues providing information on steps you can take to protect yourself, including handwashing.  
  • Food service personnel are being continuously provided with best practices on safe food preparation and service.

The team says that procedures are in place should any employees show symptoms of the flu or a virus, with the aim of containing any illness that may affect its ability to provide customer service. 

The Senators say if the National Hockey League or public health authorities determine that stronger measures limiting access to Senators games are required, that the team will do its utmost to make alternative arrangements.

The NHL was expected to release an update on the status of its season, Thursday.


Jason White

About the Author: Jason White

Jason is an award-winning reporter at CityNews Ottawa. He brings about two decades of experience in news, with stops in Halifax and Toronto.
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