Raptors test negative for COVID-19


All members of the Toronto Raptors travel party have tested negative for the COVID-19 virus, the team said Saturday afternoon.

“All members of the Toronto Raptors organization who have been tested for COVID-19 have received their results, and they are all currently negative,” the release read.

“Those who have been told to self-isolate will continue to do so. We will all continue to practice social distancing, diligent handwashing, and we will carefully monitor our health. We remain in close contact with public health authorities and infectious disease experts.”

On Friday, the team said they were still awaiting the test results of one person connected to the organization. Those results came back negative.

The NBA suspended its season Wednesday after a player on the Utah Jazz tested positive for COVID-19.

The Toronto Raptors were among the teams that had played against the Jazz over the past 10 days. The players were asked to put themselves in self-quarantine for 14 days.

However, one player was spotted by a CityNews viewer at a Loblaws during the self-isolation period.

“Chris Boucher has been asymptomatic since our return from Utah, and has since tested negative for COVID-19,” a spokesperson for the Raptors told CityNews.

“He has been told to self-monitor for any symptoms. However, he broke protocol. He is extremely regretful.”