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Quin Snyder Issues Statement To Utah Jazz Fans About Coronavirus Outbreak

Head coach Quin Snyder of the Utah Jazz works the sidelines against the Denver Nuggets in the first quarter at the Pepsi Center on January 30, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Jazz head coach issued a statement to all Jazz fans regarding the coronavirus outbreak also known as COVID-19 that caused the NBA to suspend their season.

“The response from people in our community toward our players and staff over the last week has been truly inspiring and amazing,” Snyder said in his statement. “On behalf of our entire team, I just wanted to convey deep gratitude for such support and concern. We are not surprised by the response, as it just reiterates what we know, appreciate and embrace about this great community. But during extraordinary times like this, it is certainly reassuring and profound.”

“Team has always been our identity, and that extends to all within the state of Utah,” Snyder continued. “We will navigate these uncharted waters together. Right now, we are all sacrificing in our own unique ways — for our health and for our greater good — and that is critical. That is the epitome of teamwork in a much more significant way right now. The caring and selfless approach of the experts in the Utah medical community was tremendous. The first few days in our experience, and they are providing invaluable leadership right now. Please make sure you all continue to follow their advice, and that of the state and public officials, and keep your families safe.” 

The Jazz posted the statement on their Twitter page on Thursday.

The NBA suspended their season until further notice last week after the first positive test from an NBA player for COVID-19 came from Snyder’s star center Rudy Gobert.

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The CDC has some simple recommendations, most of which are the same for preventing other respiratory illnesses or the flu:

  • Avoid close contact with people who may be sick
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

The CDC does not recommend wearing a facemask respirator to protect yourself from coronavirus unless a healthcare professional recommends it.