Two Cubs employees who attended the same March 8 training session have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, the team confirmed Sunday.
One is recovering at home; the other hospitalized receiving treatment, the team said.
The seasonal game-day workers informed the team of their conditions in recent days.
“There’s nothing definitive to suggest [the] training may have contributed,” team spokesman Julian Green said, noting nearly three weeks have passed since the annual season staff training session.
But the team has responded “out of an abundance of caution, transparency and responsibility” during this uncertain time, Green added.
The U.S. surgeon general on Friday identified Chicago as a coronavirus “hot spot,” anticipating a wave of new cases.
The Sun-Times first reported the March 23 and 24 positive tests.