The Cleveland Browns‘ coronavirus outbreak continues to worsen.
On Tuesday, the Browns announced that two coaches and two players have tested positive for COVID-19 which has led to the team closing its facility ahead of their NFL Wildcard Weekend clash with the division rival Pittsburgh Steelers.
Among those who have tested positive are head coach Kevin Stefanski, two additional members of the coaching staff, and two unnamed players.
“Our facility is currently closed while contact tracing is taking place,” the team announced in a statement. “The team will continue to consult with the league and medical experts to determine the appropriate next steps as the health and safety of our players, coaches, staff and the entire community remains our highest priority.”
We were informed this morning that Head Coach Kevin Stefanski, two additional members of the coaching staff and two players have tested positive for COVID-19.
Our contingency planning calls for Special Teams Coordinator Mike Priefer to serve as the acting Head Coach. pic.twitter.com/Mhh9Zt1e4d
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) January 5, 2021
In Stefanski’s absence, special teams coordinator Mike Priefer will serve as the acting head coach.
The Browns and Steelers are currently set to face off at Heinz Field on Sunday, January 10. Kickoff between the AFC North rivals is set for 8:15 p.m. ET on the NFL Network.