Carolina Panthers working virtually after unconfirmed positive COVID test

The Bears beat the Panthers in Charlotte on Sunday.
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By RADIO.COM

(RADIO.COM Sports) The Carolina Panthers are the latest team to shut down its facilities due to COVID-19.

The Panthers announced Monday that the team was planning to work virtually for the next two days out of an abundance of caution due to an unconfirmed COVID-19 test earlier in the morning.

The hope is that that players can return to the facility Wednesday for their first practice of the week, although the team will now be working under more intensive protocols.

The Panthers were put in those protocols last week after Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Marlon Davidson tested positive. The Panthers played the Falcons in Week 5.

The Bears earned a road win against the Panthers on Sunday. As of early Monday afternoon, there had been no reports or indications of any COVID-19 positive tests or concerns for the Bears in the aftermath of their game against the Panthers.

Teams have been quick to shut down its facilities out of caution, even if the test isn't a confirmed positive. The Jets and Colts have had to do so in recent weeks due to unconfirmed or presumptive positives, but follow-up tests came back negative in each instance.

The NFL has already had to adjust its schedule on the fly due to positive tests within other teams, such as the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs, but has managed to avoid canceling or forfeiting any games.

The Panthers are scheduled to play the Saints on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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