Several NFL teams have cancelled or postponed practice on Sunday after several COVID-19 test came back positive from one New Jersey laboratory on Saturday evening.
The NFL released a statement Sunday morning saying they are investigating into the matter, and that the testing setback only occurred at one of the league’s laboratories.
“Saturday’s daily COVID testing returned several positives tests from each of the clubs serviced by the same laboratory in New Jersey,” the statement read. “We are working with our testing partner, BioReference, to investigate these results, while the clubs work to confirm or rule out the positive tests. Clubs are taking immediate precautionary measures as outlined in the NFL/NFLPA’s health and safety protocols to include contact tracing, isolation of individuals and temporarily adjusting the schedule, where appropriate. The other laboratories used for NFL testing have not had similar results.”
Since the NFL released their statement the Chicago Bears put out their own statement that said the team had nine tests return positive. But upon further review, all nine positive tests were false positives, and the team will now practice later this afternoon.