A Rhode Island child who received an autograph from Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). However, state health officials are denying a link between the two cases.On Friday, Westerly Police Chief Shawn Lacey announced that two children in the town had contracted the disease — and that one of them had gotten an autograph from Gobert in Boston at the Jazz’s March 6 game against the Celtics at the TD Garden.CLICK HERE FOR FULL CORONAVIRUS COVERAGEThe announcement came after Gobert reported Wednesday he had a confirmed case of the new coronavirus. Minutes after, the NBA suspended the remainder of its season.The Providence Journal quoted Lacey as saying that one of the children had recently returned from a cruise to the Bahamas, and that the other had come into contact with an unnamed Jazz player at last week’s game against the Celtics.The public schools in Westerly, as throughout Rhode Island, will be out next week, said Lacey, who is also the acting town manager.Students and staff at the Springbrook Elementary School are on a two-week quarantine going forward, officials said.All of that said, the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) told Jazz media that, with Gobert not developing symptoms until Tuesday


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