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Blue Jackets Close Remaining Home Games to Public

The Columbus Blue Jackets have officially closed all remaining home games while the COVID-19 virus ban is in effect.

The Coronavirus is starting to see games affected in the NHL, the latest being a ban that had just come down from the state of Ohio banning all gatherings of over 1000 people. The Blue Jackets, as a result, have issued a statement on their remaining home games for the 2019-20 NHL season.

The Athletic’s Aaron Portzline shared the statement on social media which states all games that take place while the ban is in effect will be played in front of only essential personnel. That means, credentialed media, tv broadcast staff, home and visiting employees, players and NHL staff will be the only personel allowed into games. The games will be closed to all public.

The hockey club also announced that the team will work with season ticket holders, single-game ticket holders and others on appropriate refunds or credits to any games that fans cannot attend. All games will continue to be broadcast on Fox Sports Ohio.

Bill Daly tells The Athletic via email:

“We understand (the governor’s order) is coming, and we (and the club) will respond cooperatively and appropriately. We certainly share the objective of doing what is deemed necessary in limiting the spread of the virus.”

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