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Kansas City Chiefs fan tests positive for coronavirus after game

The coronavirus has now affected the NFL. The Kansas City Chiefs’ fan who attended the September 10 game at Arrowhead Stadium has tested positive for COVID-19.

Kansas City Health Department said the individual who tested positive watched the game from the lower level in the stadium. The positive test prompted the Health Department to direct 10 people to quarantine.

Masks are a requirement for fans and personnel when in the stadium. The Chiefs’ stadium, which seats over 70,000 fans, opened the stadium at 22% capacity.

Both teams, coaches and personnel test came back negative ESPN reported.

“I want to remind everyone that COVID-19 is anywhere and everywhere. While we’re all tired of it, frustrated and even angry at how it has altered and stricken our lives and livelihoods, we must continue to think of those who have not and will not survive it,”

-Dr. Rex Archer, Kansas City health director.

The Browns, Cowboys, Colts and Dolphins will host fans in Week 2.

The Chiefs haven’t made a decision on if they’ll allow fans to attend future games.

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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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