Cleveland Browns Close Team Facility After Positive COVID-19 Test

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


Another day, another positive COVID-19 test in the NFL.

On Wednesday morning, the Cleveland Browns announced that a staffer has tested positive for COVID-19 as the coronavirus pandemic continues to worsen across the league.

As a result, the Browns have closed the doors to the team facilities as contact tracing begins.

Those in close contact with the staffer will be forced to self-isolate.

“The Cleveland Browns were informed this morning that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19,” the Browns said in a statement.

“The facility is currently closed and meetings will take place remotely while contact tracing is conducted to identify any potential high-risk close contacts. The team will continue to 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 team is currently scheduled to play the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

As of now, there is no indication that the game could be in danger, but as we have seen in recent weeks if the virus continues to spread throughout an organization a rescheduling will be necessary. The latest example is Wednesday night’s AFC North clash between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers, which has been postponed three times since Thanksgiving day.

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