SUNRISE, Fla - The Florida Department of Health has informed the Florida Panthers and BB&T Center that a part-time BB&T Center employee tested positive for COVID-19 on March 15. This employee's most recent work day at BB&T Center was March 8. The employee is self-quarantined and is receiving medical care.
After being informed of this confirmed case, the Florida Panthers reached out to all staff who may have come in close contact with this employee during their shift. Those individuals have been asked to observe all precautions and report any existing symptoms to the Broward Department of Health.
The health and well-being of BB&T Center staff, employees, fans, touring event personnel and our team is of the upmost importance to the organization. We continue to direct our staff to work remotely and observe all recommended precautions.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that symptoms of COVID-19 appear within 2-14 days following exposure. If someone in our Panthers community is feeling symptomatic, they are encouraged to contact the Broward County Health Department at 954-412-7300.