Cubs closing spring facility for a ‘deep clean,' announce first COVID-19 response steps

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In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, Theo Epstein announced Thursday the Cubs are closing their spring training facility on Friday for a “deep clean.”

Epstein added the club will relay plans for the weekend at a later point.

MLB announced Thursday due to the coronavirus, all remaining spring training games are canceled, and Opening Day is delayed at least two weeks. No MLB players have been diagnosed with the virus, and Epstein said no Cub has met the standard to be tested.

The Cubs are also instituting a policy requiring team staffers and scouts in Arizona to work from home.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday he's asked owners of major Chicago sports teams to cancel home sporting events or play without fans through May 1. They have agreed to that request. 

 

 

 

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