Avalanche within the coronary heart of the San Jose coronavirus company – The Denver Publish
SAN JOSE, California – The relatively high number of coronavirus cases in the area resulted in district officials preventing residents from attending large public gatherings on Thursday and 14,517 San Jose Sharks fans turned up for the NHL game against the Thursday evening Minnesota Wild.
But Sharks attendance rose to a relatively normal 16,018 against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, before San Jose closed a six-game homestand against the Avalanche at the SAP Center on Sunday. The attendance was 14,694; The sharks averaged 16,477.
Avs fans were spotted throughout the building’s foreplay.
“It’s pretty simple: wash your hands, don’t touch your face, drink plenty of water and you’ll be fine,” said Chris Vanbeber of Loveland, who played the game with four others from northern Colorado on Sunday.
Sierra Moore of Severance noted that fans don’t stay away from NHL games in the middle of winter during flu season, so any healthy person shouldn’t be afraid of COVID-19.
“You can either live in fear or live your life. Let’s not live in fear, ”said Moore.
Eight new COVID-19s were reported by the Santa Clara County Health Department on Saturday afternoon, bringing the total to 32 in the county. There are up to 88 cases in California, according to CNN Health. Colorado has eight, according to the same report.
“I think the San Jose Sharks are responsible enough to listen to the public health guidelines that were released in Santa Clara County,” said Aurora Pavlick, who lives in San Jose and is with husband Brian and friends on 10 year old son took part in the Sunday game. “I am convinced that your leadership is in contact with the right people. The SAP Center will not do anything irresponsible. ”
Brian Pavlick donned an avalanche hat and became a fan of the team during his Stanley Cup run in 1996 while living in Boulder. “I think you have to get out there and live your life no matter what,” he said.
Santa Clara County has deterred residents from unnecessary travel, but there appeared to be a lot of passengers.
“It’s not a big deal,” said Uber driver Juan, who refused to give his last name. “Just do what your kindergarten teacher always told you – wash your hands.”
The NHL on Friday urged their teams to ban unnecessary staff from locker rooms, and the Sharks were among a handful of teams to keep the media out of their Saturday. Requested players conducted interviews outside the locker room in a press conference.
However, the Avs held a skate morning on Sunday, and the media was greeted in the SAP center’s locker room. At the entrance, a notice was reminded to journalists not to shake hands or knuckles, hugs, or sit on locker booths to players.
“It’s not a distraction; We’re just trying to play hockey, ”said Avs captain Gabe Landeskog. “If it got to a point where spectators and games were canceled it would be a bit distracting. But at the moment it is not. ”
Landeskog and his teammates have been told they are not at risk of contracting COVID-19.
“I’m not a doctor, No. 1; I am not a specialist in this area. But when he asked our doctors, if we get it at our age and how healthy we are, it will be a regular cold, ”said Landeskog. “The only thing that worries me is that I have a 4 month old daughter at home. I get excited about too many things in general. I don’t panic easily. Obviously this has grown and more and more people are affected. It’s all over the world (but) it’s life, a part of life, no matter what industry you’re in, what job you do, you will be affected one way or another, I’m sure of it. ”