COVID-19 continues to put the NFL season at risk.
The Atlanta Falcons are reportedly shutting down their team facilities after receiving multiple positive COVID-19 test results Thursday. ESPN’s Adam Schefter noted the team’s Week 6 game against the Minnesota Vikings scheduled for Sunday is now in “jeopardy.”
“Still working through details, can tell you we’re not at four confirmed,” an unnamed team official told Schefter, who’d reported there were four positive test results.
The Falcons later released a statement that confirmed one new positive test:
“Out of an abundance of caution following one new positive test, we have made the decision to stop all in-person work at IBM Performance Field Thursday and will conduct all operations virtually. This decision was made in consultation with the NFL and medical officials. The health and safety of our team is our highest priority.”