UPDATE: Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported that a third Heat player has tested positive for the coronavirus. Jackson added that both the second and third players to have tested positive are rotation players. Derrick Jones Jr. was the first Heat player to test positive.
A third Heat player has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a source. The Miami Herald is not reporting the names of the two players who tested positive in the past few days; both are rotation players.— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) July 4, 2020
Jackson also said that at least one Heat staffer has also tested positive.
Derrick Jones Jr. tested positive for coronavirus in late June. Now, Ethan J. Skolnick of the 5 Reasons Sports Network reported that a second Heat player tested positive. As a result, the Miami Heat will shut their practice facility for everything but testing.
Due to a positive test for Covid-19, the Miami Heat will be closing their facility for anything but testing, and will not practice until they get to Orlando.— Ethan J. Skolnick of @5ReasonsSports (@EthanJSkolnick) July 3, 2020
My policy and @5ReasonsSports policy is not to release the name of anyone who tests positive.
Heat players will no longer be able to individually work out at American Airlines Arena. They’ll have to wait until the team arrives at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort July 9.
The second player who has tested positive will need to self-isolate until he receives at least two consecutive negative COVID-19 tests more than 24 hours apart. The player will then need to undergo a cardiac screening.