Vendor who sold concessions at Seattle XFL game tests positive for coronavirus

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A vendor who sold concessions at CenturyLink Field during the February 22 Seattle Dragons XFL game has tested positive for COVID-19, but authorities say it is unlikely the stadium employee spread the coronavirus to anyone at the game.

“We have worked with the employee and the operator of the stadium, First and Goal, to evaluate potential exposures at the Feb. 22 Seattle Dragons game, and we’ve determined that the risk of infection to attendees from this person was low,” a spokesman for Seattle’s public health department told the Seattle Times. “We are following up with a few co-workers with close contacts of the employee at the February 22nd game to provide guidance on appropriate precautions.”

The Seattle Dragons said more than 22,000 people attended the game. It is unclear how many people the part-time CenturyLink Field worker came in contact with, but health officials say those who attended do not need to be alarmed.

“There are no extra precautions are required for those who attended the Feb. 22 game or who will attend upcoming events, but all King County residents should know that the risk for infection with COVID-19 is increasing in our community, should be aware of their symptoms, and call their health care provider if they develop a cough, fever, or other respiratory problems,” the spokesman said.

Washington has been the state hardest hit by COVID-19. Of the 12 confirmed coronavirus deaths in the United States, 11 were in Washington.

10 responses to “Vendor who sold concessions at Seattle XFL game tests positive for coronavirus

  1. What are the chances? Well that stinks

    Well every one who went to the game and showed systems likely should get tested, I would imagine that’s a very small # but why not? It’s been 2 weeks.

  2. The absolute last thing that this league needed 1 of 2 team that draw a half respectable crowd just went out the window. League had too much bad planning around it to weather something like this.

  3. “…authorities say it is unlikely the stadium employee spread the coronavirus to anyone at the game.”

    Sure, whatever they say.

  4. Great. Come to work coughing up phlegm and start handing out hot dogs and sodas.

  5. Nothing to worry about. Nobody touches their mouth shortly after dealing with a concession stand vendor. Or do they?

  6. mrthirtytwo says:
    March 5, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    What are the chances? Well that stinks

    Well every one who went to the game and showed systems likely should get tested, I would imagine that’s a very small # but why not? It’s been 2 weeks.
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    There are not enough test kits in stock and then there is a chance it’ll cost you 3 grand.

  7. Feb 22 game and it’s Mar 9…what is the likelihood that he caught the virus AT the game?

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