The Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans have both suspended all in-person activities following an outbreak of COVID-19 in the Tennessee organization. Three Titans players and five other personnel in the Titans organization tested positive for the virus.
Both clubs are working closely with the NFL, the NFLPA and infectious disease experts to evaluate close contacts, perform additional testing and monitor developments. https://t.co/2ckJLYkVXx
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As of now, the Vikings have not reported any positive cases in their locker room, but having played Tennessee on Sunday, the suspension of activities is a necessary precaution. It is unclear as to when the Vikings will report back to team facilities, but we do know that the Titans will be waiting until Saturday to return.
To this point in the season, the NFL has not had any players test positive, but since they are not playing in a bubble, positive cases were inevitable. Here is what we do know about the NFL COVID protocol.
Per sportingnews.com, players that test positive are immediately isolated and are then placed on the COVID inactive list. They then remain in quarantine for a varied amount of time. If asymptomatic, the quarantine lasts for 10 days after the initial test, or for five days if two negative tests occur 24 hours apart.
If the players present symptoms, they remain in quarantine for at least 10 days following the initial test, and they must be symptom-free for at least 72 hours.