PORT ST. LUCIE — Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell’s positive test for coronavirus brought the international crisis much closer to the Mets on Thursday.
The Jazz played the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on March 4, and Donovan Mitchell Sr., the Mets’ director of player relations and community engagement, attended the game and will be tested for the virus, the Mets said.
He returned to Florida the following day and had been regularly at work at the Mets’ spring training complex through Wednesday. No other team employees were scheduled for tests as of Thursday.
“We have been in regular communication with medical professionals and public health authorities over the past several weeks. When news surfaced [Wednesday] night of the situation involving the Utah Jazz, we immediately contacted Donovan Mitchell Sr. to advise him to not report at our facility this morning,” the Mets said in a statement. “Upon learning today that his son, Donovan Mitchell Jr., tested positive for the Coronavirus, we brought that fact to the attention of our medical team, who recommended, as a precautionary measure, that Donovan Sr. be tested, and we are making those arrangements. We…