The Saturday afternoon curling recreation between Northwest Territories and Staff Canada has been postponed after a member of Kerry Galusha’s Yellowknife foursome fell ailing in the course of the evening Friday with a suspected case of meals poisoning.
Galusha, talking solely to CBC Sports activities, mentioned they discovered the sport was cancelled Saturday afternoon.
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“We needed to report an sickness. Curling Canada made the choice to postpone it,” she mentioned from her lodge room in Calgary.
“The group member was feeling ailing in the course of the evening.”
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All members of Galusha’s rink at the moment are isolating in separate rooms within the lodge as they await a detrimental check end result from the participant who’s ailing.
The sport has been moved to Monday morning.
“The physician got here and noticed her and took her temperature. She has to do one other check and till she is cleared now we have to isolate in our rooms,” Galusha mentioned.
“A member of Staff Northwest Territories got here down with a suspected case of meals poisoning in a single day. She has been assessed by the occasion’s Chief Medical Officer, and it’s believed that this is not going to influence the group’s potential to proceed within the occasion,” the assertion learn. “The remainder of the group isn’t exhibiting any comparable signs, and have all examined detrimental on earlier COVID checks, as lately as Friday, and have handed all twice-daily wellness checks, together with this morning.
“The participant will obtain a COVID PCR check right now, and out of an abundance of warning, the choice has been made to reschedule this afternoon’s Northwest Territories-Canada recreation to Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. ET, which was to be a bye within the schedule for all groups. The Northwest Territories group will self-isolate till the outcomes of the check are recognized.”
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Curlers have had to supply three detrimental checks earlier than the competitors. Saturday marks the primary full day of competitors at this yr’s Scotties.
Galusha’s group misplaced to Northern Ontario 8-7 on Friday night.
Whereas Galusha did categorical concern over the scenario unfolding within the bubble, she was fast to reward Curling Canada for the way in which they’re dealing with every little thing up to now.
“They’ve protocols, Curling Canada was on prime of it. They have been very informative. It is security first. Groups have to report if there’s an sickness,” she mentioned.
“I feel Curling Canada has executed an incredible job. I do know issues have gone off the rails the primary couple days however they’ve dealt with themselves so properly and have been involved with us.”