TAMPA, Fla. — At least two Tampa Bay Bucs players have tested positive for COVID-19, reports say.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, earlier this week, a Bucs coach also tested positive for COVID-19. With that, two other assistants were quarantined.
At least two Buccaneers’ players now have tested positive for COVID-19, per sources. Earlier this week one Buccaneers’ coach tested positive and two other assistants were quarantined. So add Tampa to the growing list of teams and schools with positive COVID-19 tests.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 20, 2020
The Bucs released a statement regarding players testing positive for COVID-19:
"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 these incidents, will not be released due to privacy concerns."
On Friday, The Tampa Bay Lightning temporarily closed their training facilities after several players tested positive for coronavirus.
First reported by ESPN before it was later confirmed by the Bolts, several players, as well as staffers, had tested positive.