Atlanta returned to its building under strict measures after taking preventive measures for a positive test
The Atlanta Falcons they reopened their installationsthe team announced this Friday, the day after a member of their organization threw positive by COVID-19, which caused its closure.
The reopening indicates that the next game of the Falcons Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis is set to play as scheduled.
The Falcons they had closed their installations Thursday after the positive test as a “preventive measure” with a league official indicating Adam Schefter of ESPN that the positive test for coronavirus was with a staff member of the Falcons, not a player.
The team noted that it is under the intensive protocols of the NFL, which include that all meetings are held virtually, personal protective equipment such as mouth covers or masks must be used on the practice field by players and staff at all times and a daily deep cleaning of the installations.
“As a precaution after a new positive test, we have made the decision to stop all in-person work within IBM Performance Field this Thursday and will conduct all operations virtually,” the team said in a statement. “This decision was made in consultation with the NFL and medical officers. The health and safety of our team is our highest priority. “
The Falcons put Marlon Davidson on the reserve list /COVID-19 Tuesday after sources said the rookie defensive lineman threw positive by coronavirus.
Davidson, a second-round draft pick from Auburn, made 12 defensive plays and five special teams plays in his team’s 23-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers last Sunday.
He was the second player of the Falcons in giving positive by COVID-19 since the beginning of the regular season. First-round draft pick AJ Terrell, a cornerback from Clemson, gave positive the Saturday before the game of Falcons at home on Sept. 27 against the Chicago Bears. Terrell missed two games before being activated on October 8. He was the first player of the NFL in missing a game for COVID-19.
This will be the first game for head coach Raheem Morris, who took over after the Falcons they fired coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff after the loss to the Panthers.