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According to two people with direct knowledge of the situation, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays are in self-isolation at their respective homes after Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was told that he tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.
Due to the sensitivity of the situation, people spoke to USA Today Sports on condition of anonymity.
The Dodgers, who were quarantined for 14 days, flew back to Los Angeles from Texas on Wednesday, where they participated in the World Series.
An insider said that Turner and his wife were arranged to return to a private charter.
Once Turner received a positive test, he withdrew from the sixth game before the eighth game. After the Dodgers won the team’s first World Series championship in 32 years, Turner returned and participated in the team’s on-site celebrations, and took a group photo for them without wearing a protective mask.
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“While the desire to celebrate is understandable, Turner’s decision to leave isolation and enter the battlefield was wrong and puts everyone he touched at risk,” Major League Baseball said in a statement on Wednesday. . When with Turner, he strongly refused to comply. “
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said Thursday that it is taking other measures with the Dodgers.
“Although we are unable to provide detailed information about the proactive investigation, the public health department is working closely with the Dodgers to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to prevent additional contact and to provide guidance for the isolation of players and staff who need close contact.” The agency said in a statement provided to USA TODAY Sports.
A day ago, the agency issued a statement that partly mentioned Turner: “… We, like everyone, hope that Dodge players who have tested positive for COVID-19 will recover quickly and completely. As with all other COVID-19 As is the case, isolation and isolation are essential to reduce further transmission.
“Public health procedures stipulate that even if they test positive for COVID-19, even if they do not show symptoms, they must be isolated for 10 days and must be asymptomatic and feverish within 24 hours before they can return to contact with others.
“In addition, anyone who has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus within 24 hours for 15 minutes or more must be isolated for 14 days.”