Boston Celtics Self-Quarantining Over Coronavirus After Playing Utah Jazz

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Boston Celtics have laid out their plan of action after playing against a team with a member who tested positive for COVID-19.

On Wednesday night, the news broke that Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus, and the NBA suspended the rest of their season as a result.

"The announcement that the NBA has suspended the season is disappointing news to the Boston Celtics and our fans, but we stand firmly with the league in its decision," the Boston Celtics said in a statement Thursday.

A second Jazz player has also tested positive.

Adding to complications for the C's, they played against the Jazz on Friday, March 6 at TD Garden.

The Celtics said they've been in contact with state health officials, who told them that based on the Jazz players' health at the time, "it is unlikely that anyone from the team came into contact with them while they were contagious."

But out of an abundance of caution, players and staff who were in close contact with the Utah Jazz players, or who traveled with the team to Milwaukee, are self-quarantining through the weekend.

In addition, all players will be tested for COVID-19 during that self-quarantine, as well as any staff who came into contact with the Jazz players or who are showing symptoms of the virus.

"The safety of our fans, players, staff, and media is of paramount importance to us, and we will continue to monitor developments and provide information as we work with league and health officials through this situation," the team's statement read.

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