Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers staff or players who tested positive will likely be away for 12 days

Trail Blazers

The NBA has made sure we don’t know too much about their COVID-19 protocols, including which three Trail Blazer people -- players or staff -- have tested positive for the virus.

We do know, according to, here’s what has to happen for anyone to return to the team:

  • At least 12 days have passed since the latter of either player's first positive test, or the conclusion of their symptoms
  • The player is asymptomatic and there are no concerns about reinfection
  • A team doctor has cleared the player to return
  • The team doctor has reviewed the case with a league doctor, who offers no further objections

We also know that the league has plans to not disclose those who test positive but we don’t know what will happen with contact tracing. How long will those players and staff who came in contact with the people who tested positive, have to be away from the team?

Not sure.

Terry Stotts will meet with the media this afternoon and there is hope a few more details will be revealed, but for now, it certainly seems that training camp will be delayed and perhaps the exhibition schedule.

And with that, the team’s hopes of getting off to a fast start.