SAP Center employee tests positive for COVID-19

Fans walk outside of SAP Center at San Jose before Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final series between the San Jose Sharks and the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Eric Risberg/AP)

An employee at the SAP Center has tested positive for COVID-19, the San Jose Sharks announced Thursday.

The part-time employee last worked at a Sharks game on March 3 when San Jose hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs. The team announced that the worked is recovering and feeling better, and that risk of exposure to the public is low.

No NHL player has tested positive for COVID-19 and the league has told players to take reasonable precautions, including self-quarantining. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced that the league will pause the 2019-20 regular season due to the concerns of the coronavirus.

Santa Clara Public Health Department has announced a ban of all large gatherings of at least 1,000 people in response to the outbreak.

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