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A’s, Astros test negative for COVID-19

Both the Oakland A’s and the Houston Astros, whose game on Sunday was postponed after a positive COVID-19 test, have had no additional positive tests

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The Oakland A’s and the Houston Astros have all tested negative for COVID-19 in the latest round of tests that were administered, per reports. The Oakland A’s have been self-isolating in Houston since a member of the traveling party tested positive on Sunday, which necessitated the postponement of the Astros/A’s game that had been scheduled for Sunday.

Both teams were off on Monday. Houston is hosting the Texas Rangers in a three game series that starts today. The risk of transmission from a member of one team to a member of another team as a result of interaction on the field is relatively low, and so while there was additional testing that was done for the Astros in order to err on the side of caution, the fact that there are no positives thusfar means that the game between the Astros and Rangers tonight should go on as scheduled.

The A’s were scheduled to start a three game series in Seattle today, but tonight’s game, as well as tomorrow night’s game, have been postponed while the A’s self-isolate and do additional testing. Assuming there are no positives in tomorrow’s results, Oakland should be able to travel to Seattle tomorrow, and then play a doubleheader in Seattle on Thursday.