• Brian L. Barefield

NFL releases official statement on COVID testing

With the steady increase of cases and deaths being reported due to COVID-19, all major sports leagues are taking every extra precaution to ensure the safety of all players and staff associated with each team.

So, it is no surprise that some NFL teams cancelled team activities on Sunday after the NFL released a statement about irregularities in test results.

Official Statement from NFL:

Saturday's daily COVID testing returned several positives tests from each of the clubs serviced by the same laboratory in New Jersey. We are working with our testing partner, BioReference, to investigate these results, while the clubs work to confirm or rule out the positive tests. Clubs are taking immediate precautionary measures as outlined in the NFL-NFLPA's health and safety protocols to include contact tracing, isolation of individuals and temporarily adjusting the schedule, where appropriate. The other laboratories used for NFL testing have not had similar results.

All teams have taken a very proactive measure when it comes to preventing the spread of COVID-19 throughout their facilities.

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