Canada's deputy chief of public health feels optimistic regarding the proposed health and safety protocols for the 2021 world juniors in Edmonton.

"We've been engaged in ongoing discussions with Hockey Canada and all the relevant partners, including public health officials from the province of Alberta," Dr. Howard Njoo said Tuesday, according to The Canadian Press.

"I think the proposals and what's been put forward to us at the present time look very promising. It looks very good."

The planned Edmonton bubble will require players and team personnel to isolate themselves from the public during the event. Additionally, fans won't be permitted to attend games.