Report: Multiple Texas Rangers Employees Test Positive For COVID-19

By 105.3 The Fan

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - According to a report, multiple Texas Rangers employees have tested positive for COVID-19. 

Per the report, which came from ESPN's Jeff Passan, other employees in the organization told ESPN that they have felt pressure to work at the team's new stadium.

Multiple Texas Rangers employees have tested positive for the coronavirus, and other employees tell ESPN they have felt pressure to work at the team's new stadium. Their hope: amid the outbreak in Texas, the Rangers allow them to work from home.News:

— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 27, 2020

Passan also reported that the Rangers had more employees coming to the offices per day than any other organization in the league.

Per the report, the Rangers will now sanitize their offices and re-assess their remote work policy soon thereafter.

The franchise released the following statement after the release of the report:

“Over the last 48 hours, the Texas Rangers have received notification that several of our employees have received a positive test for COVID-19. The Rangers immediately began the protocols that we have in place for positive COVID tests, and any employee who had direct contact with these individuals was sent home and will undergo COVID-19 testing. No individuals will be allowed back into the facility without receiving a negative COVID-19 test. The health and safety of our employees are a top priority, and the Rangers will continue to diligently enforce the pandemic protocols that are in place for front-office employees at Globe Life Field. These include temperature checks upon entering the building, mandatory wearing of face coverings, and regular sanitation and cleaning of the Globe Life Field facilities.”

Tarrant County, where Arlington is located, reported a drop in new cases to 343 cases, as well as four deaths on Friday.