2 NFL teams are suspending all in-person club activities, after the Tennessee Titans revealed 3 players and five other workers have actually evaluated positive for the coronavirus. Joining the Titans in closing down in-person activities are the Minnesota Vikings, who played the Titans on Sunday.
The Vikings say that as of Tuesday morning, no one in their organization has actually gotten a favorable arise from tests that were performed after Sundays video game.
“All decisions will be made with health and security as our main consideration,” the declaration states.
There is no firm word yet on whether the Titans game with the Pittsburgh Steelers, slated for Sunday, will proceed as prepared. The Steelers provided a declaration Tuesday stating that up until now, theyve been told to prepare as normal.
“Both clubs are working carefully with the NFL and the NFLPA, including our contagious illness professionals, to examine close contacts, perform extra screening and display advancements,” the NFLs communications office states, in a joint statement with the NFL Players Association.
The coronavirus safety rules need coaches and other staff to wear face masks on the sideline throughout games. But after a number of coaches stopped working to follow that guideline, the NFL provided substantial fines last week.
Tennessee is presently reporting nearly 194,000 coronavirus cases, consisting of 2,389 deaths, according to data from the state health department.
Its seen as the first coronavirus outbreak for a NFL group during a season that is entering its fourth week. NFL groups have actually been running under a series of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic– most notably, all video games have been played in arenas that are either empty of fans or at greatly decreased capacity due to concerns about the possible spread of the coronavirus.