Capitals Announce All Players and Coaches Now 100% Vaccinated – NBC4 Washington
Now 100% vaccinated Capitals players and coaches originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
Fears of COVID plaguing the Washington Capitals locker room should be allayed somewhat now, as the team announced that all players and coaches are 100% vaccinated as of Saturday.
Washington was keen to shout MedStar Health, the sponsor of the team’s training center in Arlington.
The NHL has taken serious steps to keep players and staff safe, as the 2021-22 preseason begins next week. Last week, the league announced that at least 98% of players will be vaccinated before the start of the regular season in October. According to these figures, only a dozen players would not be vaccinated at that time.
The NHL presented its new vaccine policy earlier this month. Although players are not technically required to be vaccinated, severe penalties would be imposed on those who choose not to be vaccinated, including travel restrictions, withholding of wages for missed time and suspensions for players. not vaccinated at the discretion of the teams.
Now that nearly every player in the league has been fully vaccinated, the NHL is allowing 30 of the league’s 32 stadiums – except the Montreal Bell Center (33%) and Vancouver’s Rogers Arena (50%) –operate at 100% of its capacity for the fans. Most stadiums, including the Capital One Arena in Washington, will still require fans to wear masks at all times indoors.