Multiple people with the Indianapolis Colts test positive for COVID-19

Ruben Hill
October 16, 2020

Though, that game will depend on whether the Colts tests are confirmed.

The Indianapolis Colts closed their facility Friday and are working remotely following multiple positive COVID-19 tests, the team announced. "The Colts are holding all virtual meetings today as they continue to go through the confirmation process for several initial positive COVID-19 tests". In the meantime, the practice facility will be closed and the team will work remotely while following National Football League protocols. The Tennessee Titans have had to reschedule two games due to an outbreak that included 23 members of the organization and led to a 17-day hiatus.

The reopening indicates that the Falcons' upcoming game Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis is set to be played as scheduled.

Indy is the second team in as many days to close its facility after recording COVID-19 positives following the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday.

The Falcons said in a written statement Friday that they had "resumed in-person work" at their facility "under the NFL's supplemental intensive protocols".

Other teams have closed their facilities due to concerns about COVID-19 but maintained their schedules. "Every one of these cases is different", Allen Sills, the NFL's chief medical officer, said in a conference call with reporters Thursday afternoon. "Everything dealing with the disease and the COVID and what we've got to deal with I will follow to the highest and protect the team at all costs, even if it means shutting down a practice like yesterday".

The team didn't provide a specific number of people who tested positive. The NFL developed those protocols for those teams with positive cases and those exposed to the virus.

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