Not surprising that we are seeing this happen more and more over the last few days in the sports world, but the Cincinnati Reds just sent out a memo that they have had a team employee test positive for the coronavirus/COVID-19.
From the Cincinnati Reds:
As part of our commitment to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Reds are sending a precautionary notice to those who were inside the building of the Reds Spring Training Complex in Goodyear, Arizona, that an Arizona-based Reds employee has tested positive for COVID-19.
For your reference, the dates involved are February 29, 2020 through March 14, 2020. The Reds staff who came in close contact with this employee are being tested and have self-quarantined.
We will continue to follow the state and local guidelines for prevention and treatment of COVID-19.
Those dates are in line with minor league operations rather than major league operations. While there was early camp for minor leaguers, the full minor league camp didn’t require pitchers and catchers to show up until March 1st.
With all of that said, the facilities for the minor leaguers and major leaguers aren’t like things out in Florida where they are up to a mile apart – they’re all on the same “campus”, so-to-speak.