Titans report 8 positive COVID-19 tests, facility shut down

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The NFL has its first in-season COVID-19 outbreak.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero says three Tennessee Titans players tested positive for coronavirus along with five personnel.

In a release the Titans said, "Out of the abundance of caution the organization has decided to work remotely today as we follow NFL protocols related to the Covid-19 virus. Several tests have come back positive and are working through the process of confirming them. We will have more information tomorrow."

ESPN’s Dianna Russini reports the Titans' facility will be shut down until at least Saturday.

The Minnesota Vikings, who played the Titans this past Sunday, will also shut down their facilities temporarily.

The NFL released a statement on Tuesday morning addressing the situation.

“The Titans COVID testing results returned three new player positives and five personnel positive. The Titans will suspend in-person club activities starting today. Likewise, the Vikings, who played the Titans on Sunday, will also suspend in-person club activities. Both clubs are working closely with the NFL and NFLPA, including our infectious disease experts, to evaluate close contacts, perform additional testing and monitor developments. All decision will be made with health and safety as our primary consideration. We will continue to share updates as more information becomes available.”

If those cases are confirmed and/or additional cases reported, Sunday’s game in Tennessee against the Steelers could be in jeopardy.

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