University of Toronto moves back to campus for the next season

Toronto relaxes COVID-19 rink rules as winter activities move ‘toward normal’

The University of Toronto basketball team will return to the ice for this season, but the risk of coronavirus to players and fans is still very low, with little evidence of outbreaks at events that are already underway. The Maple Leafs will play two exhibition games, as the rest of the season has been shifted back to campus.

“We have moved back to where a lot of people are concerned about it … [but] that’s where the puck is just now,” said Patrick Burke, the university’s vice chancellor and treasurer.

“We’re doing what we think is prudent at this time and we think that’s the right thing to do, moving forward and preparing for the coming season.”

The Maple Leafs will play home games once a week at the MTS Centre, with a week in between games moved to the University of Toronto ice hockey rink.

The rest of the season has also been shifted back to campus, starting on March 30 with the University of Toronto men’s basketball team playing an exhibition game against the Boston Celtics.

The university will host games from April 15 to May 10 for men’s and women’s hockey, as well as an exhibition game featuring men’s and women’s soccer, and the women’s lacrosse team will play one game against the Ottawa Carleton Ravens.

The university will cancel public events from April 16 to May 4, but will have student programming and other activities going on in the community.

The risk of COVID-19 spreading at campus events will remain very low as long as the province maintains strict screening for anyone arriving from any country with a recent outbreak.

The risk of spread among players, staff and fans remains low, though Burke wants to be cautious about publicising the risk on campus.

“I always say, in these times, you want to talk about the facts, and be cautious about making a statement that

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