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Chicago Sky’s Stefanie Dolson says entire family had COVID-19
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Sky’s Dolson says entire family had COVID-19 (0:35)

Chicago Sky center Stefanie Dolson says her entire family was diagnosed with COVID-19 and her mother had to be admitted to the hospital. (0:35)

Chicago Sky center Stefanie Dolson said during ESPN’s WNBA draft broadcast on Friday that her “whole family” tested positive for the coronavirus last month.

“This virus has hit pretty close to home,” Dolson said. “About a month ago, my whole family and I, we all tested positive for the virus and it hit us pretty hard. My mom, she ended up being admitted into the hospital for about four days. She had severe symptoms, pneumonia. But because of the team of health care workers that was there, she’s home safe now and healthy. “

Dolson, who starred at UConn from 2010 to 2014 and has spent time in the WNBA with the Washington Mystics (2014-17) and the Sky (since 2017), played a partial season with the Hebei Win Power of the Women’s Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) in 2019-20 before returning to the United States. Dolson’s last game with Hebei was Jan. 2. The Chicago Sun-Times previously reported that Dolson, 28, was home in January when she learned the WCBA had suspended its season.

Dolson, a native of Port Jervis, New York, has three siblings, according to her USA Basketball bio.

“I just want to say thank you to all the health care workers out there,” Dolson said. “What you’re doing is inspirational and amazing — putting your lives at risk for us and helping the community and the country. I just want to say thank you.”

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