It’s again to the bubble — once more– for one Edmonton man.
Kevin Maher has labored as a contract tv assistant in three sports activities bubbles: the NHL return-to-play bubble (69 days), the World Juniors bubble (24 days) and at present contained in the curling bubble in Calgary.
“I’m on Day 4 proper now,” Maher mentioned Monday. “I’m scheduled to be right here till March 15.”
As a part of COVID-19 security protocol, Maher should additionally get quite a few COVID-19 assessments all through his time in every bubble. He estimates he’s had greater than 100 swabs.
“It comes with the territory,” he mentioned. “I’d relatively know I’m wholesome and never spreading something.”
He stays at a close-by resort and buses to and from WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park.
“There’s no stopping on the comfort retailer,” Maher mentioned. “We’ve got to maintain that bubble intact. We get on very first thing within the morning and are available again within the night.”
Maher mentioned he’s develop into an knowledgeable at passing time, as a result of if you’re within the bubble — there isn’t a lot to do.
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“I’ve been holding myself busy. I’m making an attempt to run (my two small companies) from my resort room,” he mentioned.
“I do miss my spouse and canine. I don’t like the space or being away.”
A small group of individuals have performed all three sports activities bubbles, Maher defined.
“(Some individuals) are of their first bubble in Calgary. They lean on us specialists,” Maher mentioned. “There’s a psychological facet of this that’s making an attempt. It’s not enjoyable with the lockdowns and restrictions and every thing we’ve to do to maintain protected.”
The tv assistant mentioned he’s grateful to be working through the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’m glad I could be part of the group that may deliver some distraction and pleased vibes to a dark time proper now,” Maher mentioned. “I’m not counting the times but, however I do have it circled in my calendar!”
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