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Indiana Fever players test positive for COVID-19

The team will now have to delay travel to Florida for the start of the season.
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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Fever confirmed two players recently tested positive for COVID-19.

While other teams will be arriving at IMG Academy in Florida Monday, the Fever will not arrive until later in the week.

The team released a statement reading in part: "After consultation with the WNBA and league health officials to ensure all players and staff are as healthy and safe as possible, the team is expected to arrive at IMG Academy later this week."

There were five other players and staff from the league's other teams that also tested positive for the virus.

In a press release from the league, any player that tested positive between June 28 to July 5 will remain in "self-isolation until she satisfies public health protocols for discontinuing isolation and has been cleared by a physician." 

The WNBA will play a reduced 22-game season. 

The playoffs for the league will likely happen at the same facility in late October. Even though their schedules are reduced by 14 games, players are still expected to receive 100 percent of their salaries. 

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