Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell, rest of Jazz cleared of coronavirus
All Utah Jazz players and personnel, including Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, have been cleared from the coronavirus by the Utah Department of Health, according to the team. The DOH has determined that no Jazz player or staffer poses a risk of infection to others.
All Utah Jazz players and personnel — including Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell — have been cleared by the Utah Department of Health, per team. DOH has determined that no Jazz player/staffer poses a risk of infection to others.
— Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) March 27, 2020
Following the test of Rudy Gobert, 58 people, including players and staffers, were tested for coronavirus once the Jazz vs. Thunder game came to a halt on March 11. Gobert was the first player to test positive on Mar. 11 and Mitchell tested positive the following day.
Since receiving the results, the recommended 14 days of self-isolation have now passed. However, the Jazz will continue to practice social distancing and limiting time outside of their homes to essential activities, in accordance with recommendations from the CDC and the NBA, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon.
Those tested no longer pose a risk of infection to others, regardless of prior testing status, per the Utah Department of Health.
Mitchell, who was the second positive case for coronavirus after his teammate Gobert, was ecstatic to learn of the news — taking to Twitter to celebrate:
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) March 27, 2020
It’s likely that in the coming days, the likes of Christian Wood, Kevin Durant, and Marcus Smart, along with the rest of the anonymous positive cases, are also cleared from the virus.
While it’s a long wait, there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel for NBA players, and those who have been infected by this global pandemic, so long as they follow protocol.