Report: Bucks’ facilities to stay closed until team goes to Orlando

A sign of support for the Bucks over the Milwaukee River in downtown Milwaukee in 2019. (Carrie Antlfinger/AP)

The Milwaukee Bucks are the latest team to close their facilities after getting COVID-19 test results back, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

Wojnarowski adds that the Bucks have no plans to re-open facilities in Milwaukee for workouts before the team travels to Orlando on July 9.

Wojnarowski reports the decision to close the facilities was made after Friday’s testing results were returned. No information on how many positive tests occurred was reported.

The NBA began Phase 2 of its return-to-play plan on June 23. As part of that phase, players and staff for all 22 teams returning to play (with the exception of the Toronto Raptors) were required to report to their home cities for mandatory daily testing and optional small-group workouts. The Raptors reported to Naples, Fla. for Phase 2 instead.

According to the NBA, as of July 2, 25 players and 10 staff have tested positive for the coronavirus in Phase 2. In that same period, 1,228 total players and staff had been tested.

In addition to the Bucks, the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers have had to temporarily close their facilities due to some positive tests occurring among members of the team.

According to Shams Charania of The Athleitc, the 22 returning teams will report to Walt Disney World in Orlando from July 7-9.

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