LA King’s statement on NHL’s decision to pause 2019-20 season, on Ottawa Senators positive COVID-19 test results

LA King’s Statement:

“Due to the recent developments with the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the NHL has paused the NHL season and will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward. In addition, the State of California has determined that all mass gatherings should be postponed or cancelled for the immediate future.  The LA Kings support these directives and remain committed to the safety and well-being of our fans, partners, players and staff during this unprecedented time that is impacting our entire community. As this situation continues to evolve, we remain committed to delivering timely details as new information is available and encourage everyone to follow the health and safety guidelines as outlined by the CDC and WHO.”
“Since being made aware of the Ottawa Senators player that tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and understanding that we played against them on March 11, our senior leadership has been in regular contact with our key medical professionals, our players and staff, the NHL and our partners at STAPLES Center.  The health of our players, coaches, staff members, their families, and our community and society on the whole remains our highest priority.  We will continue to define our next steps based upon the guidelines of the CDC and WHO, under the direction of our medical team.  As of this time, no current member of our organization has demonstrated any signs or symptoms consistent with the onset of the COVID-19 virus and we will continue to monitor this on a daily basis.”