Scenes in Los Angeles after the Dodgers̵
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Race are quarantined in their respective homes after Dodgers’ third poor man, Justin Turner, was notified on Tuesday that he had tested positive for COVID-19, according to two people with direct knowledge of the situation.
People spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the situation.
The Dodgers, who are under a 14-day quarantine, flew back to Los Angeles on Wednesday from Texas, where the World Series is being played.
According to one man, Turner and his wife were scheduled for a private charter.
Turner was withdrawn from Game 6 before the eighth inning after his positive test was confirmed. After the Dodgers won the team’s first World Series in 32 years, Turner returned and joined the team’s celebration on the spot and posed for the team’s photo without wearing a face shield.
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“While the desire to celebrate is understandable, Turner’s decision to leave the isolation and enter the field was wrong and put at risk anyone he came in contact with,” Baseball told Major League on Wednesday. “When MLB’s security raised the issue of being on the pitch with Turner, he flatly refused to comply.”
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said Thursday that it is working with the Dodgers for additional measures.
Although we cannot provide details for an active investigation, Public Health is working closely with the Dodgers to ensure that appropriate action is taken to prevent further exposure and provide guidance on the necessary quarantine of players and staff, who are in close contact, “the agency said in a statement provided to USA TODAY Sports.
A day earlier, the agency issued a statement, partly referring to Turner: “… we join everyone in the desire of the Dodger player, who was positive for COVID-19, a quick and complete recovery. As with all other cases of COVID-19, isolation and quarantine are essential to reduce further spread.
“Public health protocols state that a person who tests positive for COVID-19, even if he shows no symptoms, must be isolated for 10 days and must be asymptomatic and fever-free for 24 hours before to be able to reconnect with other people.
“In addition, anyone who has had close contact with a person who has tested positive for the virus for 15 minutes or more for a period of 24 hours must be quarantined for 14 days.”