Bananas confirm several cases of COVID-19 among staff

Team president still confident on July 1 season opener

Bananas confirm several cases of COVID-19 among staff
(Source: WTOC)

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Savannah Bananas President Jared Orton confirms several cases of COVID-19 in staff who work in their front office, but would not give confirm how many staff members have tested positive.

Orton says the team has been testing all staff, players, coaches, interns, and game day staff for about two weeks. Coaches and players have been tested multiple times.

The team says the first positive test was on June 8 and staff have tested positive through June 15. All who have tested positive are in isolation, and the positive cases were reported to the Health Department.

Orton says they are still confident about a July 1 season opener after working with the Health Department. He says the staff is working in shifts in the office with half coming in one day and the other half the next day.

He says their office was closed and sanitized after the first positive test came back. They have been back at work since Governor Brian Kemp lifted his order.

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