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Monday, July 13, 2020

L.A. County Protocols Possibly To Blame For Summer Camp Absences

Gonsolin, Jansen and Lux have since reported to Dodger Stadium. Jansen is the only of the three to speak with media, during which time he revealed the cause for his delayed arrival was testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

While that is the presumed reason for players not in camp across the league, other factors may be at play, particularly with L.A. County guidelines, according to Ken Rosenthal and Brittany Ghiroli:

The local regulations in both D.C. and L.A. require anyone who comes into close contact with a person who tests positive for the virus to quarantine for 14 days, affecting both the Nationals and Dodgers in the early stages of camp. The issue might create additional competitive disadvantages for both clubs if it lingers into the regular season, but officials from the teams and Major League Baseball are providing details to government officials in both locales that might lead to updated policies.

As it currently stands, MLB requires a player who tests positive to be symptom-free for 72 hours and register at least two negative results a minimum of 24 hours apart in order to return.

That is vastly different from protocols established by local municipalities across the United States, and specifically within L.A. County. Within the area, individuals who so much as come in contact with someone who contracted the virus are advised to quarantine for 14 days.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 13, 2020 at 06:10 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jose Needs an Absurd Ukulele Concert Posted: July 13, 2020 at 07:13 PM (#5962748)
Alternative headline: “LA County Protocols Possibly Responsible for Minimizing Spread of Disease that has Already Killed 140,000 Americans.”
   2. Mayor Blomberg Posted: July 13, 2020 at 10:16 PM (#5962765)
No one is above he law except Trump and baseball.

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