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Indianapolis Colts: After retesting, COVID-19 test are confirmed negative

The four positive samples were re-tested and have been confirmed negative.

Posted: Oct 16, 2020 7:06 AM
Updated: Oct 16, 2020 2:22 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — UPDATE:  The Indianapolis Colts released a statement Friday afternoon that after retesting the samples have been confirmed to be negative for the COVID-19 virus and will continue to prepare for Sunday's game.

"Earlier this morning, we were informed that four individuals within the organization tested positive for COVID-19. The four positive samples were re-tested and have been confirmed negative. After consultation with the NFL and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Allen Sills, the team will open the practice facility this afternoon under the league’s intensive protocol and will continue preparation for Sunday’s game against Cincinnati."

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The Indianapolis Colts closed their practice facility after “several individuals” tested positive for COVID-19, the team said Friday.

The Colts wrote on Twitter that the team will work remotely.

“This morning, we were informed that several individuals within our organization have tested positive for COVID-19. The team is currently in the process of confirming those tests,” the Colts said. “In the meantime, the practice facility will be closed and the team will work remotely while following NFL protocols.”

The Colts are scheduled to host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

The Atlanta Falcons closed their facility Thursday following a second positive test for COVID-19, the Tennessee Titans played Tuesday following a 16-day layoff because of an outbreak, and the New England Patriots have twice had their original Week 5 matchup against Denver postponed following four positive coronavirus tests by players. They’re set to play Sunday.

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