Cubs receive good news in latest COVID-19 testing
|Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 8:22 PM- -|
So far, so good for the Chicago Cubs.
The team had no COVID-19 positive cases with players and coaches from the samples that were taken at Wrigley Field on Sunday.
"We got the results back from the tests on Sunday. All the players and coaches were negative," general manager Jed Hoyer told the media Tuesday. "We also tested everyone today. So now I feel we will get into that routine."
Hoyer understands that keeping his players and coaches safe will be one of the main priorities during this 60-game season.
"Do I want to get a sheet back every single time with 80 negatives? Of course," he said. "I don't know if we can do that for the whole year. I don't know if that's realistic. But that has to be the goal for us and every team: Do everything you can to avoid an outbreak. Be as mindful of every situation as you can. Hopefully, we can continue that. But I don’t think we’re doing anything different than other teams. Everyone’s working hard at this.”
The Cubs are the only team in the National League that hasn't had a player test positive for the coronavirus. Of course, pitching coach Tommy Hottovy had a very tough month with his struggles with the virus.
Great news to hear that the Cubs are taking their testing very seriously and have systems in place to hopefully keep them safe as we head towards a few Cubs exhibition games soon.