Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf has declared hockey players to be "essential workers," which allow cross-border travel between the United States and Canada, according to a top National Hockey League official.
Bill Daly, the deputy commissioner and chief legal officer of the NHL announced the decision during a call with reporters.
"Daly said U.S. acting Director of Homeland Security has signed order making professional athletes essential workers," NHL.com reporter Mike Zeisberger posted on Twitter on Tuesday.
Other reporters confirmed his account.
Daly said U.S. acting Director of Homeland Security has signed order making professional athletes essential workers.— Mike Zeisberger (@Mike Zeisberger)1590531542.0
Deputy NHL commish Bill Daly says U.S. acting Director of Homeland Security has signed an order making professional… https://t.co/mUd9hAYNEL— Paul Friesen (@Paul Friesen)1590531488.0
Daly says NHL players have been classified as "essential workers" and can cross the border.— Ted Starkey (@Ted Starkey)1590531582.0