Jets players, coaches test negative for COVID after presumptive positive test

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Friday, October 9, 2020
Jets players, coaches sent home after presumptive positive test
Anthony Johnson reports all New York Jets players and coaches have been sent home following a presumptive positive COVID-19 test for a player., according to ESPN.

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (WABC) -- The New York Jets announced Friday that COVID-19 test results have come back negative following a presumptive positive test earlier in the day that sent players, coaches and personnel home.

Players were in the building on Friday morning when the team became aware, and everyone was sent home immediately.

Related: Patriots QB Cam Newton tests positive for COVID-19

The winless Jets are scheduled to host Arizona on Sunday, and the Cardinals were scheduled to leave for New York on Friday.

"We have never taken any option off the table, which includes, like you said, some type of pause or reset and any other alternative arrangements," he said. "But right now, what we are focused on is, what we can learn from these types of situations trying to make sure that transmissions are not ongoing in those situations? Let's also keep in mind we've got nine to 10 weeks of data now, with over 400,000 tests, and we've had about 83 positive cases. And in the overwhelming majority of those cases, we've not seen transmissions."

Related: Steelers-Titans postponed after more positive COVID-19 tests

So far, the NFL has had 60 cases of a player or staff member with a positive test with no further transmission to anybody else in the organization.'

The Jets say they are following proper protocols including player isolation, subsequent testing, and contact tracing.


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