Yesterday it was the Lightning. Today it’s the Bucs. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported today that at least 2 Bucs players have the coronavirus. Schefter says the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already issued a statement confirming the news, but the team is using the word “individuals”… not necessarily players. But Schefter sources are usually solid and right on the money with this stuff like this. The Bucs are not saying how many or which players and coaches are involved. But they have left and closed their training areas that were affected. They’ll sanitize the facilities and stay open for “Phase 1” activities as they hope to stay on track for a start to the 2020 season. Schefter says earlier this week one Bucs coach tested positive and two assistants were quarantined.
Just this morning, the Bucs posted this PSA via the Hillsborough County Twitter. Coach Bruce Arians encouraged fans to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by wearing face masks, washing hands and keeping distance from each other. Florida reported 4,049 new COVID-19 cases today, a new one day record.