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Cubs’ Jed Hoyer, David Ross test positive for COVID-19 originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

Cubs president Jed Hoyer and manager David Ross have tested positive for COVID-19 and are isolating from the rest of the team, the club announced Friday morning.

Both are fully vaccinated and said to be “feeling well.” They are following CDC and MLB protocols: remaining quarantined for a minimum of 10 days, the club said.

The Cubs said early Friday all players on the active roster were considered available for Friday’s game against the Pirates, suggesting nobody else has tested positive — especially significant for a team that has not reached MLB’s herd-immunity threshold of 85-percent vaccination rate for players and other Tier 1 personnel.

The news comes the same week the Cubs mandated vaccines for all non-playing personnel in baseball operations and at a time variants of the virus have led to spikes in breakthrough cases nationwide as well as surges in hospitalizations and deaths among unvaccinated Americans.

More than 10 teams in recent weeks have put players on the COVID-19 injured list because of positive tests or contract-tracing protocols, including the Red Sox, who are in the midst of an outbreak impacting several key players.

The Red Sox also are among seven MLB teams who did not reach 85-percent vaccination threshold required by the league to ease some safety protocols and restrictions.

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