Less than 24 hours after the Brooklyn Nets announced that four of their players had tested positive for the coronavirus, forward Wilson Chandler said on Twitter that building management asked him to stay out of the common areas of his Brooklyn Heights apartment complex.
Chandler wrote that the building’s manager called him and said that since Nets players had tested positive, Chandler should “possibly stay out of the lobby etc. We can’t afford to lose our staff.”
Building manager called me saying “Oh, I seen Nets players had the virus. We would like to know your status. And if you could possibly stay out of the lobby etc. We can’t afford to lose our staff.”
— Wilson Chandler (@wilsonchandler) March 18, 2020
According to Chandler, the woman did not ask for his specific test results or if he was feeling well.
“I’m going home,” Chandler wrote, adding an expletive.
Chandler wrote that by his estimation, at least 300 people live in the building and he has seen delivery trucks and personnel coming in and out of the building for the past week.
Kevin Durant is the only Nets player to publicly confirm he was one of the four players who tested positive. According to the Nets, only one of the four players was exhibiting symptoms.
The Nets said in a news release that they were “working closely with local health authorities on reporting” and that the Nets’ entire traveling party — including players, coaches and staff — has been asked to isolate and monitor any possible symptoms.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order Monday requiring all restaurants, bars and cafes to close down their seated dining areas and provide take-out and delivery services only. The order also mandated that all public gyms, movie theaters and nightclubs close to try to slow the spread of coronavirus.
As of Wednesday morning, 1,339 people had tested positive for the coronavirus in New York City.