OHL will require all personnel to be vaccinated
Everyone working in the OHL will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the 2021-22 campaign, the league announced Tuesday.
"The Ontario Hockey League requires that all OHL community members be vaccinated against COVID-19, in accordance with the remainder of this policy at least 14 days prior to the commencement of the 2021-2022 season," the league said in a statement.
The new rule applies to all players, as well as others who'll be at training camp, practices, and games. This includes coaches, officials, trainers, staff members, volunteers, and billet families.
Anyone ineligible for the vaccines due to age won't be required to be inoculated. Those who can't be vaccinated for medical reasons or lack of availability will be accommodated, but documentation is required.
A player who fails to comply may be removed from their club's roster through the end of the pandemic or until the virus is no longer a concern. Team or league employees who fail to adhere to the guidelines can be placed on unpaid leave for the same length of time.