At Least Two Buccaneer Players Test Positive for COVID-19
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, at least two Buccaneer players have tested positive for COVID-19. This news comes on the heels of at least one assistant coach testing positive and two assistants quarantining.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released the following statement: “We can confirm that there have been individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 at the AdventHealth Training Center. We immediately activated our COVID-19 Response Plan and vacated the affected areas, which will remain closed until extensive sanitization is completed. The individuals who may have been exposed have already been notified and are following the established protocols which include a 14-day quarantine period. Our team headquarters remain open for our Phase 1 employees and all essential operations are continuing in preparation for the 2020 season. The names of those impacted, as well as any additional information related to those incidents, will not be released due to privacy concerns.”
There is a huge surge in cases in the state of Florida right now as 4,049 new cases have been reported just today. In Hillsborough County, they have 5,319 total cases of COVID-19 which continues to rise day-by-day as well. COVID-19 isn’t going away anytime soon so the NFL needs to figure this thing out and figure it out fast for the 2020 NFL season.