Bears close facilities after another player tests positive for COVID-19
|Thursday, November 5, 2020, 12:39 PM- -|
This is concerning news.
The Chicago Bears announced on Thursday morning that they have closed Halas Hall after another player has tested positive for COVID-19.
The team released the following statement on social media.
"This morning we were notified that another Bears player has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the club has decided to pause all in-person football activities and close Halas Hall. Today's practice has been canceled and all meetings will be conducted virtually. The player who tested positive and all close contacts have been contacted and have already begun self-isolation. We will continue to work closely with the NFL medical experts and follow the league's intensive protocol. The health and safety of our team, players and staff are the highest priority."
Offensive lineman Cody Whitehair has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 as well as previously released information that offensive lineman Jason Spriggs also tested positive for the virus.
No word yet if the Bears-Titans game will be played or not.
Stay tuned for more information as head coach Matt Nagy is scheduled to talk to the media later today.
#Bears OL Cody Whitehair tested positive for COVID-19, source said. Another Chicago O-lineman to test positive after Jason Spriggs. The team is already in the intensive protocol but team officials decided to do everything virtual today to be extra cautious and safe.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 5, 2020