The NHL plans to close dressing room access to the media, on recommendation of Centers and Disease Control in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus, according to TSN senior hockey reporter Frank Seravalli.

The league will move media availabilities to formal press conference areas.

According to Seravalli, the NBA, MLB and MLS are expected to follow suit.

The spread of Covid-19 has had a worldwide impact with event cancellations ranging from industry conferences, festivals and sports tournaments.