(FILES) In this file from March 9, 2020, a detailed view of an MLS football was recorded at Audi Field in Washington, DC Major League Soccer will not resume before June 8, the league announced on April 17, 2020, and is investigating several scenarios for the end of the 2020 season (Photo by Patrick Smith / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)
Major League Soccer confirmed 20 positive player tests for COVID-19 before the start of the "MLS is Back Tournament" in Orlando, Florida.
In an update announced by the league, MLS said 18 players and six employees had received positive tests prior to traveling to Orlando, with 668 players tested since early June.
The league also announced that out of 329 people tested on site when they arrived in Florida, two were positive, both players who had just arrived.
No clubs or players were identified as tested positive. All teams will remain in a “bubble” at Disney World from July 8th and compete against each other when Inter Miami encounters Orlando City in the style of a World Cup.
MLS players and employees must complete two tests within 24 hours within three days of departure to Orlando and will be retested on arrival and every other day after training begins.
Those who tested positive in Orlando receive a clinical assessment and are placed in an isolation area in the hotel until they receive medical approval to return to the competition.
During isolation, players receive a follow-up car, including symptom monitoring and other tests. Follow-up tests are carried out with people who are in close contact with someone who performs positive tests.
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