Three members of the Sixers’ staff test positive for coronavirus


The Philadelphia 76ers issued the following statement on Thursday afternoon with regards to the Coronavirus:


The Philadelphia 76ers, in consultation with medical experts and the NBA, received the recommendation that certain individuals from the organization, including players, coaches and specific basketball operations support staff, be tested for COVID-19. The tests were secured and processed privately.

Three individuals have received positive test results for COVID-19. All other tests results are currently negative. We have reported this information to state and local health authorities as required.

Pursuant to CDC guidelines, the individuals are in self-isolation and will be monitored closely by medical professionals.

The health of our players, staff, fans and community is paramount, and we continue to be guided by medical experts at this time.

We extend our gratitude and appreciation to the public health and medical communities for their tireless efforts during these challenging times, as well as to our fans and partners for their support.

It’s encouraging to hear that the NBA and the team are being so careful with proceedings and complying with everything that medical experts advise during what is really an unnerving time for everyone.

While there’s obviously concern over those who tested positive for COVID-19, the good news is that self-isolation and close monitoring at least tells us that while there may be present symptoms, there’s nothing to be too worried about for now.

There’s also a small sense of relief in the way that only 3 members of those tested actually have the virus and that it didn’t spread further.

We hope those affected make a full recovery and wish for the safety and well-being of the Sixers, their fans, and everyone at such a trying time.

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