Atlanta Falcons close facility after positive COVID-19 test - Sports Illustrated

Report: Falcons Close Facility After Positive COVID-19 Test


The Falcons closed their facility on Thursday morning after a positive COVID-19 test, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The positive test came from a Falcons personnel official, not a player, per Schefter.

Initially, there were four positive tests within the organization, however, the initial four tests were not confirmed. 

The Falcons are the latest team to battle the coronavirus as the NFL attempts to push forward with the 2020 season. The Patriots' Week 5 matchup with the Broncos was postponed due to several positive COVID-19 tests. The Bills' matchup with the Titans was also moved to Tuesday night. Each week appears to bring a new scheduling challenge to the NFL as teams are shutting down operations. 

Atlanta is currently slated to face the Vikings in Minnesota on Sunday. The NFL said at this time there is no change with the game status.

The Falcons have limped out of the gate in 2020 as they currently sit last in the NFC South at 0–5. Atlanta fired head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff on Oct. 11