Jets head coach Adam Gase revealed that his team has 10 false positive coronavirus tests after a New Jersey lab found irregular results during the NFL's daily testing on Saturday. Because of that, walk-through on Saturday night for New York was canceled.
The NFL released a statement earlier on Sunday saying that daily coronavirus testing from Saturday found "several positive tests from each of the clubs" that are serviced by a lab in New Jersey. Here's the full statement:
"Saturday's daily COVID testing returned several positive tests from each of the clubs serviced by the same laboratory in New Jersey. 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 contract tracing, isolation of individuals and temporarily adjusting the schedule, where appropriate. The other laboratories used for NFL testing have not had similar results."
The Chicago Bears also said they had nine players/staff members test positive for the virus, but upon further review, they found them all to be false positives. They moved their practice this morning to 1:30 p.m. out of caution.
The Cleveland Browns, on the other hand, announced they will be canceling any team activity on the field today and going through their "Infectious Disease Emergency Response plan" that involves contact tracing, self-isolation for those who tested positive -- even if the results are false positive -- and thoroughly cleaning the facility.
As for the Giants, nothing has been said yet as their practice for 1 p.m. was still going on as scheduled.
Luckily, this looks like a testing setback as of now, but the league and the teams affected will continue investigating to make sure that anyone who did test positive actually had a false reading.