Report: Vikings told to plan for 48-hour closure of facility

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The Titans have addressed the possibility that their facility will be closed for the entire week after eight members of the organization tested positive for COVID-19 and the Vikings have some decisions to make about their own plans for this Sunday’s game against the Texans.

No players or personnel have tested positive after playing against the Titans last Sunday, but the facility is closed as testing and tracing takes place. Albert Breer of SI.com reports that the team has been told that it will be closed until Wednesday at the earliest and that they should plan for a 48-hour closure.

If that is the case and they reopen on Thursday, the Vikings would have a couple of practice days left before traveling to Houston for their Week Four game. While that might not be ideal, it’s not all that different from other short weeks that teams experience over the course of the season.

Further clarity on the plans for Minnesota, Tennessee and this weekend’s games will have to wait for full testing results and word from the league about how they plan to proceed.

8 responses to “Report: Vikings told to plan for 48-hour closure of facility

  1. The anti-mask crowd has extended this pandemic at least six months further than if they had taken it seriously. Nobody to blame but themselves.

  2. Anybody that played the titans or Vikings in the last 2 weeks probably has a team incubating with the virus.

  3. The anti-mask crowd has extended this pandemic at least six months further than if they had taken it seriously. Nobody to blame but themselves.

    The players dont wear masks and the assistants do. They are tested alot. This has nothing to do with what you are saying

  4. I’m not 100% sure of this, but from what I’m reading, if you get fast-result tests that are negative for two days in a row following the day of possible exposure, that should be good enough to avoid the need for a 14-day quarantine. If that’s true, that may be part of the explanation for this 48-hour thing. That, and the likelihood that they’re doing a deep clean of the facility that will take about that long.

    We’ll probably never be told, but it would be interesting to find out the origin of the Titans infection. It’s incredible how these things can spread and kill people who are only secondary or tertiary contacts. It’s like that wedding in Maine where one person at the wedding infected several attendees, who then went on to infect people many miles away, including at a nursing home and a jail, resulting in about 150 infections and seven deaths, last I heard. None of the deaths were of people who went to the wedding. I wish the anti-maskers would think about that case and how one asymptomatic unmasked person can spread sickness and death far and wide.

  5. The anti-mask crowd has extended this pandemic at least six months further than if they had taken it seriously. Nobody to blame but themselves.

    That’s just what ya get when there is no leadership in government,,you gotta bozo that thinks he knows better then scientists and then his groupies think they know more then scientists an would rather die then to wear a mask,,

  6. philmccracken says:
    September 29, 2020 at 4:22 pm
    How are the Vikings supposed to come up with another brilliant game plan with the building closed?

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    Lame attempt at humor swing and a miss 🤭🤭🤭🤭

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