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STATEMENT | Reports concerning Sunderland's vaccination status

STATEMENT | Reports concerning Sunderland's vaccination status

Elks VP of Football Operations and GM has medical exemption

EDMONTON – Please see the following statement from the Edmonton Elks Football Club regarding reports pertaining to the vaccination status of the club's VP of Football Operations and General Manager Brock Sunderland.

The Edmonton Elks have an organizational policy that requires all business and football operations staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Like other organizations, however, exemptions can be granted when they are deemed warranted by a doctor.
Following consultation with multiple physicians, Brock Sunderland was issued a medical exemption from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination. Every member of the club remains committed to following public health best practices, and adhering to the CFL's strict protocols for all Tier 1 personnel. Neither the club nor Sunderland will have further comment regarding the matter at this time.
Evan Daum
Evan Daum Manager, Communications & Media Relations, Edmonton Elks Football Club
About The Edmonton Elks Football Club

The Edmonton Elks are proud members of the Canadian Football League, playing their home games at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta. 

The club, officially renamed the Elks in June of 2021, has a tradition of excellence having won 14 Grey Cup championships (1954-56, 1975, 1978-82, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2015). Since its founding, the club has been community-owned and remains focussed on providing outstanding football memories for Edmonton and all of Northern Alberta.

The Edmonton Elks Football Club
The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium
11000 Stadium Road
Edmonton, AB
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