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Raptors Reportedly Must Test Negative For COVID-19 Twice Before They Can Practice

The team's is heading to Orlando on Thursday.

The NBA restart is getting closer, but there are still hurdles to overcome as Toronto's basketball stars head to the restart camp.

The Toronto Raptors in Florida are reportedly heading to Orlando on Thursday ahead of hopefully practicing for the first time since March, reports TSN's Josh Lewenberg.

36 hours

How long the Raptors will reportedly be in quarantine when they arrive in Orlando.

However, players and staff will reportedly need to quarantine for around 36 hours upon arrival. During that period, they must each test negative for COVID-19 not once, but twice, before they can continue.

The team is set to practice on Saturday, July 11, as long as this quarantine testing period goes to plan and all personnel are cleared. It will be their first official session since March, says Lewenberg.

Over the weekend, the team posted photos of their players undertaking some form of training, wearing face masks and Black Lives Matters shirts.

Via Josh Lewenberg