As the Jazz’s most recent opponent, the Raptors were quickly told to self-quarantine after Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus. The Raptors announced their players, coaches and travelling staff were advised to isolate for 14 days.
Yet, Toronto backup big Chris Boucher was spotted at a grocery store.
Toronto Raptors’ forward Chris Boucher was photographed at a downtown Toronto Loblaws on Thursday, just one day after he was ordered into self-isolation. He has since tested negative for COVID-19. https://t.co/IAf1hQtbC3
— CityNews Toronto (@CityNews) March 16, 2020
Blake Murphy of The Athletic:
Chris Boucher has issued an apology for violating the team’s self-quarantine. pic.twitter.com/VFl6o6oXoa
— Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) March 16, 2020
Thankfully, Boucher (and all Raptors) tested negative for coronavirus. But it was totally irresponsible and reckless of him to go out before knowing that result.
We should all make efforts to socially distance. The burden to isolate is even higher on those who show symptoms or came into close contact with someone who test positive. With a limited supply of tests, those fortunate enough to get tested face an even greater obligation to isolate with results pending.
Good for Boucher for apologizing. Hopefully, it’s a lesson for others.