ESPN SAN FRANCISCO, CA – FEBRUARY 05: A view of the logo during ESPN The Party on February 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for ESPN)

The COVID-19 coronavirus has already had significant impacts on the world of sports, with leagues suspending play, NBA and NHL players testing positive for COVID-19, several media members quarantining themselves after possible exposure, and former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz dying of the disease. Now, there are some confirmed positive results from ESPN, with Sports Business Journal‘s John Ourand reporting Sunday that two of the employees from ESPN’s Manhattan office have tested positive for the disease:

As Ourand went on to say, this isn’t near ESPN’s South Street Seaport studios, so it’s not likely to be people who work on the daily shows broadcast from there. But this is still notable, and it certainly would seem to affect a fair number of people. Our thoughts go out to those affected.

[John Ourand on Twitter]

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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.