While Marcus Smart announced last week he tested positive for COVID-19, there was no news on whether any other members of the Boston Celtics contracted the virus as well.
But Monday night, several Celtics beat reporters citing an anonymous source reported that the remaining tests on Celtics players and staff came back negative.
According to a team source, the Celtics remaining test results for team and staff members have tested negative for coronavirus.— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) March 23, 2020
According to the Boston Herald’s Mark Murphy, the Celtics have been in self-quarantine since receiving their test on March 15.
Smart remains in quarantine but has been active, using his platform to help raise awareness of the virus and ways to prevent it from spreading like social distancing and washing hands. Smart, who was asymptomatic, also made an appearance on CNN to discuss his situation and appears to be handling the difficult circumstances fine.
I was tested 5 days ago and the results came back tonight, which were positive. Ive been self quarantined since the test, thank goodness. COVID-19 must be taken w the highest of seriousness. I know it’s a #1 priority for our nations health experts, & we must get more testing ASAP pic.twitter.com/xkijb9wlKV— marcus smart (@smart_MS3) March 19, 2020
Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart, who tested positive for the coronavirus, is calling on young people to take the virus "seriously."— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) March 21, 2020
"Be alert to what's going on and take the precautions to not only protect yourself. By protecting yourself, you protect others," he says. pic.twitter.com/DrXvmWKd1v
“It’s Marcus, so he’s pretty even-keeled,” said Smart’s high school coach Kenny Boren to Murphy. “His highs aren’t too high and his lows aren’t too low, so he’s just going about his business at home, playing video games, video chatting with friends. The great thing he did, and the rest of the Celtics who were on that road trip, is that they landed and self-quarantined right away. That was a very smart move.”
While the NBA originally postponed play for 30 days, there’s no clear indication on when exactly the league will resume.