Browns Player Tests Positive For COVID-19; Team Facilities Closed

Cleveland, Ohio/USA - June 1, 2019: Cleveland Brown's Banner Closeup Leading To The Structural Cityscape Skyline Of Downtown Cleveland.


The Cleveland Browns are the latest team to be impacted by the coronavirus.

On Friday morning, the team announced that it had its first case of a player testing positive for COVID-19. As a result, the team facilities will be closed.

“Earlier this morning, the Cleveland Browns were informed that a player’s test results have come back positive for COVID-19. The individual has immediately self-isolated and the Browns facility is closed this morning while contact tracing is being conducted,” a statement from the organization read.

“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.”

There is no word on how the positive result will impact this week’s game.

The Browns are currently scheduled to host the Houston Texans on Sunday afternoon. Kickoff at FirstEnergy Stadium is set for 1:00 p.m. ET.

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