TAMPA, Fla. - Three members of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers have tested positive for the novel coronavirus at the team’s training facility, and the Bucs have closed affected areas of the building. The team said those areas will remain closed until extensive sanitizing is completed.
In a statement released to the media, the Buccaneers said, “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.”
All individuals who may have been exposed have been notified, the Bucs said in a statement, “and are following the established protocols, which include a 14-day quarantine period.” The team did not identify three people who tested positive.
Team headquarters is remaining open under the first phase of the NFL’s reopening plan.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.