The Portland Trail Blazers have announced that they have closed their facilities after multiple positive COVID-19 tests.
"Over the past four days, we have had three positive COVID test results within our organization. Out of an abundance of caution, having completed contact tracing, we are closing our practice facility today for deep cleaning while we run confirmatory tests” -Neil Olshey
This is a scary situation for the Blazers. Beyond that, it is also an important trial to see how the team reacts to the outbreak.
While it is unclear who currently has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, it is likely that more positive tests will arise in the coming days.
After all, the league had a large number of positive tests after its initial testing phase.
Hopefully, this is the first and last outbreak within the NBA. However, given the highly contagious nature of the novel coronavirus, it seems far more likely that other teams will have to do the same thing in the coming months.