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Houston Texans Close Facility After Positive COVID-19 Test

The Houston Texans closed their facility Wednesday following a positive COVID-19 test. Offensive Tackle, Max Scharping has been placed on the reserve-COVID-19 list.

Since Scharping is asymptomatic, he can return to the team if 10 days have passed since the initial positive test, or five days have passed since the initial positive test and he receives two straight negative PCR tests at least 24 hours apart within that five-day stretch, according to Texans Wire.

Houston Texans statement released Wednesday morning:

“Late last night, we received notice that a Texans player tested positive for COVID-19. In accordance with NFL protocols, the player immediately self-isolated and our Infection Control Officer and other members of the Infection Response Team began working with the NFL to perform contact tracing. Our facility will be closed today to players for deep cleaning. We are in close consultation with the NFL, as well as our team of independent doctors and specialists, and will follow their guidance regarding our scheduled bye week operations. The health and safety of our team, as well as our entire staff, are of highest priority.”

This is the Texans first official run in with the coronavirus following their false positives earlier this year. This follows Sunday’s lost against the Green Bay Packers. Luckily, this is the teams Bye Week.

The Houston Texans are working with the NFL to protect the safety of the team and personnel.

Here at we continue to monitor the NFL as they work through their season during the pandemic.

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Mecca Lennon has been a Journalist for In The Zone since August 2020. Mecca has experience in journalism and professional writing from experiences obtained in the classroom and through various leadership roles. Mecca has facilitated and assisted in campaigns to enhance social media presence and overall prestige in brands. A Public Relations student at William Paterson University, she aspires to work in a sports related role with an emphasis on the NFL.

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