Browns close facility after player tests positive for COVID-19

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The Browns are the latest NFL team to close their facility because of a positive COVID-19 test.

“Earlier this morning, the Cleveland Browns were informed that a player’s test results have come back positive for COVID-19,” the team said in a statement. “The individual has immediately self-isolated and the Browns facility is closed this morning while contact tracing is being conducted. The team will continue to hold meetings remotely (part of the NFL-NFLPA intensive protocol) and will consult with the league and medical experts on the appropriate next steps as the health and safety of our players, coaches, staff and the entire community remains our highest priority.”

The Browns host the Texans on Sunday. The scheduling of that game is currently unchanged.

COVID-19 cases are rising across the country, and the NFL is no exception, with an uptick in positive tests. The league is still optimistic that every team can finish the entire 16-game regular season schedule on time, but plans are in place to delay or change the format of the postseason if that doesn’t happen.

12 responses to “Browns close facility after player tests positive for COVID-19

  1. YouEnjoyMyself says:
    November 13, 2020 at 9:42 am

    This is like a broken record – every other day or 2.
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    It’s almost like there’s a pandemic or something.

  2. I believe it was unrealistic to think that there would not be, at least, sporadic cases in the NFL. Our business has had 4 people contract covid, and there has been no employee to employee spread. So if precautions were being followed, hopefully, it won’t be widespread.

  3. SwaggyD says:
    November 13, 2020 at 11:04 am
    If only half the country took this seriously and simply wore a mask.

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    Not to sound like an old geezer because I’m not but its pretty obvious that certain age groups and/or education levels are the ones who ignore protocols and are driving the spread.

  4. Science is pretty clear on this: if you had a 90% nationwide compliance with mask wearing and social distancing for 6 weeks, Covid would be down to next to nothing. People, apparently, can’t make that sacrifice though.

  5. It is weird how the fans have reacted to this. Titans test positive and have a big issue, the fan response is “they need to forfeit games”. The Patriots have a few positive tests, had a little bit of an issue there, and the fan response was “they need to forfeit games”. In the month since then, half the league has had issues with Covid, and not a peep about forfeiting games… Different story when its your team, isnt it? The arrogant fan response, banking on the fact that it might not happen to their team, now seeing it happen to their team is rich. Some teams have had it, gotten over it, and gotten it again.

  6. SwaggyD says:
    November 13, 2020 at 11:04 am
    If only half the country took this seriously and simply wore a mask.
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    It’s unfortunate that many people don’t know that their mask is suppose to cover their nose.

  7. The reason why people were harder on the Titans is that they clearly had player-to-player spread and continued new positive cases for more than a week. Most of the teams since then have a guy or two, then no more. The league doesn’t have to juggle multiple games to get through it, impacting several teams.

  8. docsweeney says:
    November 13, 2020 at 11:46 am
    Science is pretty clear on this: if you had a 90% nationwide compliance with mask wearing and social distancing for 6 weeks, Covid would be down to next to nothing. People, apparently, can’t make that sacrifice though.
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    There was one point when 90% compliance would’ve ended this in 4 weeks. Now it’s 6. Let that sink in.

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