2021 IIHF World Junior Championship Attendees Will Utilize Wearable Technology For COVID-19 Contact Tracing

The 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship is set to begin tournament play in just 10 days at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta. All teams arrived in Edmonton on Sunday and have begun a mandatory four-day quarantine before practices and exhibition games begin later in the week.

Capitals prospect Connor McMichael is set to go for Team Canada. Martin Hugo Has made the Czech Republic’s list of 28 and the trip to Edmonton, with three more player-cuts remaining.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hockey Canada has partnered with TraceSafe, powered by TELUS, to provide participants with wearable safety technology that will provide contact tracing and physical distancing during the event.

With state-of-the-art wearable technology from TraceSafe, all teams, event staff and media attending the World Juniors will be issued event credentials that contain a contact tracing beacon.

This small, embedded device communicates with a wireless LTE gateway box, which will allow contract tracing and prompt physical distance reminders for all attendees who are within the tournament bubble.

Data collected from the wearables within the bubble and during the championship is pseudonymized and secured using top-level encryption. The technology only monitors interactions with other people within authorized locations. Localized contact tracing cannot function once the participant leaves the contact site, eliminating fears of being “always-on”. No smartphone app download required.

The use of wearable safety technology will be complemented by regular COVID-19 testing throughout the event to promote the health and safety of participants at all times. If an attendee is diagnosed or discloses that they have COVID-19, TraceSafe’s contract-tracing management system will identify individuals who may have come into contact with the infected person, allowing for quick notification and containment of the outbreak.

In addition, when teams arrive for the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, they will self-isolate in their hotel rooms. During this period, they will wear a TraceSafe disposable quarantine-management wearable that will ensure all health and safety protocols are met.

The tournament officially begins on December 25 and will run through January 5, 2021.

By Jon Sorensen

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About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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9 Responses to 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship Attendees Will Utilize Wearable Technology For COVID-19 Contact Tracing

  1. Scottlew73 says:

    And also players will have minimum of @ least 5 tests daily during tournament was what I heard this morning.

  2. Nashdon81 says:

    It’s all a disgrace. Tired of this hoax. Play hockey and (teacher)…leave these kids alone!

    • Anonymous says:

      You need to step away from the delusional pills and step back towards reality.

      • Nashdon81 says:

        No pills here. Never did a single drug in my life…I don’t drink either. I eat organic food only. No fluoride in my system. I drink distilled water only. I do not watch tv(except for the Caps)…I read lots of books. I research, research, research. I do not watch movies. I do not listen to music. My mind is completely alert and free. I am completely awake. 99% are not. I chose to come on here an spread a little Truth. You accuse my of being on drugs. You need to stop attacking, and start learning…and wake up before it’s too late. No vaccine, and NEVER wear a mask!

        • Anonymous says:

          It’s people like you that the virus is spreading, killing people, damaging respiratory systems of those that survive. All because you are so insecure to wear a mask. Selfish.

          • Nashdon81 says:

            Viruses don’t spread…viruses remove toxins from our bodies. No such thing as a contagious virus. Hoax. Every one of them. From AIDS to COVID…including Ebola, SARS, Polio, Measles…all of them were hoaxes. Big Pharma, govt control, and money. Anonymous!!?!? Read and do some learning, and wake up. Your life, and your freedoms are at stake. Masks kill people, chemicals in our water, air, food, ‘medicines, and vaccines kill people. Not virus. Look up proof of a contagious virus, guess what you find? NOTHING! Take off the masks and breathe oxygen for your body. Your heart needs it, your liver needs it, your brain, your kidneys, your blood… guess what the most porous part of your body is? YOUR EYES! Why aren’t we covering and sealing the invisible virus from coming into contact with our eyes?!???? BECAUSE IT DOES NOT EXIST! Read a book, instead of a sports chat for once…good luck to you, and for all humanity. Georgia Guidestones want 90% of the worlds population killed! Agenda 21, Agenda 30…know anything about these? Operation Dark Winter???? Anything? Or just what CNN, FOX, and the Washington Post writes? Clueless!!! You want to attack me? I will destroy you with TRuth and Facts. Get a clue!

            • Anonymous says:

              I feel sorry for you. May you get the help (and medications) you so desperately need. Mental health is no joke. Please seek help. Prayers for you.

              • Nashdon81 says:

                Why you continue to attack me, I do not understand…but I have gotten quite used to dealing with low IQ reactionary people these days…they live in TV Land, and live in fear. They don’t read, nor research, nor engage in conversation…so, they never learn…they stay stuck in the brainwashed foolishness. They never question anything, nor demand to see actual proof. They follow the masses, and follow everything they are told…from politicians to everything on the ‘fake news’ channel. They don’t follow laws anymore, they follow TV Land and recommendations and guidelines..for instance, they never read anything to learn that they have tried for decades to take a ‘sick’ person or animal, then try to experiment to make a healthy person or animal sick from their germs. They tried taking snot and saliva from the sick patient and wipe it into the nostrils and mouths of healthy patients. It NEVER has succeeded in making a healthy person nor animal sick. NEVER. The Germ Theory was a 40 year debate until the corrupt governments and Rockefeller Institute decided on Germs cause illness. It has turned into a $1.4 trillion business. You don’t think this is what is in play right now? Wake up, or continue to fall into supporting the corruption. Why do you fight so hard for that side without any consideration as to what is really happening? If you don’t know, stay quiet and find out. Only the ignorant will attack and react without any information. Anonymous!

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