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COVID-19 Cropping Up in Training Camps of Multiple Franchises

A half-dozen pro sports teams reported positive tests for Coronavirus in their pre-season camps today.

NBA: Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA and other professional sports leagues are in the beginning stages of resuming and/or starting their seasons after the COVID-19 virus shut down sports across the world this spring. If today’s news is any indication, results are not promising. Six teams across three leagues have reported incidences of COVID-19 within the last eight hours. They include the Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Francisco 49’ers of the NFL, and the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL.

Here is the rundown:

The NBA is scheduled to resume their 2019-20 season on July 30th. Before that players will report for Coronavirus testing at local sites on June 21st, with local training camps beginning June 30th and 22 teams gathering in Orlando, Florida between July 7th and July 9th for on-site practices.

While the league will be operating in a “bubble” on the Disney campus, Tim Reynolds of the AP reported earlier today that 15% of yesterday’s COVID-19 tests in Orlando are now coming back positive. There are no plans at this point to isolate support staff serving the campus from the outside population.