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Atlanta Falcons shut down facility following positive COVID-19 test

The Atlanta Falcons shut down their facility on Thursday following positive COVID-19 test results according to ESPN.

The Falcons one new confirmed COVID-19 test results is not a player, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.

The team will work virtually Thursday as a safety precaution.

“This decision was made in consultation with the NFL and medical officials. The health and safety of our team is our highest priority”

-said in a Falcons statement.

 

The Panthers, who beat the Falcons on Sunday, are following the NFL’s COVID-19 protocol.

 

Atlanta Falcons add to NFL Covid-19 problems

In the past few weeks, some NFL teams’ have dealt with the pandemic hands on. The Titans had a total of 24 cases. The Titans’ 42-16 win over Bills was rescheduled to Tuesday from Sunday. Several players remain on the COVID-19 list.

Cam Newton, quarterback of the Patriots is an active player following his Oct.2 positive COVID-19 test. Three additional Patriots remain on the COVID-19 list: CB Stephon Gilmore, DT Byron Cowart and practice squad DT Bill Murray.

The Falcons-Vikings game is scheduled for Sunday.

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