Pens and Sharks players could be contaminated by employee with coronavirus on March 3

​Uh oh… testing underway!

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The San Jose Sharks made an announcement late on Thursday night that a part-time employee at SAP Center has tested positive for the coronavirus. The person last worked a game in San Jose on March 3 when the Sharks faced the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins. 

This is the statement from the Sharks: 

“In an attempt to be as transparent with our fans as possible, we wanted to share some information with you.Late yesterday, Sharks Sports & Entertainment (SSE) received notification that a part-time employee at SAP Center at San Jose has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. This person is under self-quarantine and receiving care from medical professionals. We have been informed that this employee is recovering and feeling better.
The individual last worked at the San Jose Sharks game at SAP Center on March 3, 2020, prior to the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department’s March 5 recommended moratorium on public gatherings of over 1,000 people.
In coordination with the public health department, SSE Management is following the health authority’s determination that risk to the public from that exposure is low and that no additional precautions are necessary. SSE will continue to monitor the situation.
As always, the safety of our guests, fans, staff, players and community is of the utmost importance and we will continue to keep you apprised of any further updates.”

We bet testing has already begun to make sure players, their family and media members are safe.