While the province is going into lockdown over COVID-19, Canucks stars are taking to social media to spread awareness. Aside from words of inspiration, the players urged fans to stay indoors and use social distancing. The NHL season is cancelled, but the players are still in our hearts.

Bo Horvat, Elias Pettersson, and Tyler Myers each took turns sharing personal messages in a video posted on Twitter on Tuesday, March 18.

While each says they miss hockey, they agree that staying home during the public health emergency is worth it.

"This is bigger than hockey at this point," said Horvat on Twitter with his dog perched on his lap. "Hopefully we can get back on the ice soon, but I want everybody to stay safe."

The 2019-2020 NHL season was suspended on Wednesday, March 12, over concerns of the novel coronavirus pandemic. It seems the Canucks players are keeping safe at home, and they're encouraging everyone else to do the same.

The comments section was full of people wishing the player well, as well as a few others who missed being able to watch hockey.

Since the season getting suspended, Vancouver has declared a public health emergency. The announcement was made on Wednesday, March 18, and the video was dropped hours later.

"Enjoy this time with your family. Stay at home, stay inside," said Myers.

"Take care of each other and stay safe. We’ll see you soon," said Pettersson to Twitter.

The Canucks weren't the only ones spreading awareness through Twitter. Earlier, the Edmonton Oiler's Connor McDavid and his dog took to Twitter to do the same.

Recently, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry ordered every bar and restaurant that can't maintain social distancing of one to two metres between patrons to close.

Before then, the province shut down all schools for kids in the province. It's been ratcheting up its COVID-19 response rapidly.

"It sucks that we can't play hockey now, but health comes first. This thing is bigger than hockey so it's important everyone's doing their own parts," said Pettersson.

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