The Tampa Bay Lightning reopened their two training facilities Wednesday, five days after closing them because of players testing positive for COVID-19.
Three Lightning players and additional staff members tested positive for the virus Friday and were in self-isolation.
The facilities now have been deemed safe environments, allowing the Lightning to continue Phase 2 voluntary workouts.
“The Lightning are steadfast in doing all that we can to ensure the health and safety of our players, staff, fans and the community,” general manager Julien BriseBois said Friday. “With a significant rise in cases in the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County and the State of Florida we are imploring everyone in the Bay Area, especially young people, to help slow the spread of the pandemic by diligently following the recommendations of government officials by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing and continuing to wash their hands regularly. We need to work together as a community to slow the spread.”