SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — As of Friday afternoon, there have been multiple COVID-19 cases within the San Francisco Giants organization, team officials confirmed to KRON4 information that was first reported by the East Bay Times. The team is now limiting clubhouse access.

The Giants’ clubhouse will limit access to “essential employees” until further notice, according to the report. Media will not be allowed in the clubhouse, and players are asked to mask up and report symptoms.

Four Giants players tested positive for COVID-19, according to the team’s game notes ahead of Friday’s home game:

  • First baseman Brandon Belt tested positive Friday afternoon and will quarantine.
  • Pitcher Dominic Leone was placed on the COVID list after testing positive on Thursday.
  • Pitcher Zack Littell tested positive on Tuesday and is isolating at his home.
  • Outfielder Mike Yastrzemski tested positive for COVID-19 last Sunday and is isolating in Washington D.C. as the team played against the Nationals that weekend.

The team announced its PA announcer, Renel Brooks-Moon, tested positive for COVID. She will not be announcing at Oracle Park for the Giants’ weekend series against the Washington Nationals.

After the 2020 and 2021 seasons had a number of COVID-19 protocols in place, those rules were relaxed for the 2022 season. That includes COVID-19 testing requirements being dropped for all but symptomatic individuals.

In 2021, MLB dropped its mandate of wearing masks in dugouts for teams with a 85% vaccination rate. The Giants met that threshold last year.

Players on the designated COVID-19 injured list will not count as a spot against a team’s active roster. This season is the first time since 2020 spring training media members were allowed access to the clubhouse.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.