RALEIGH, NC – Jon Chase, Director of Community Relations and Promotions for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team’s holiday hospital visits have been postponed. The shopping trip at Crabtree Valley Mall with children from the Durham Nativity School, and skating event with children from the East Durham Children’s Initiative at the Ice Factory at American Tobacco Campus in Durham, still will take place.
The postponement of the hospital visits is a precaution due to some NHL players recently contracting mumps. No Hurricanes players have symptoms of mumps or have been diagnosed with mumps. Most of the team’s players and staff received measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccinations in the last month. The Hurricanes will work with REX Hospital, UNC Children’s Hospital, Duke Children’s Hospital and WakeMed Children’s Hospital to reschedule the visits.