Titans and Vikings suspend in-person activities over COVID-19 precaution originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest
The 2020 NFL season is underway, which is something that seemed like it'd be difficult to accomplish amidst a global pandemic.
However, the safety regulations and extra precautions have made this all possible: daily testing, social distancing, a ‘bubble-like’ environment, masks, etc.
Unfortunately, that good luck ran its course on Tuesday, three weeks into the season. Eight personnel of the Tennessee Titans organizations tested positive and the club has suspended all in-person activities until further notice. The team hosted the Minnesota Vikings this past weekend and they will also suspended club activities for the time being.
The #Titans had three new player positives and five new personnel positives for COVID-19, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo. Both Titans and Vikings, who hosted them Sunday, will suspend in person club activities starting today.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 29, 2020
Here is a statement from the NFL and NFL Players Association:
“On Tuesday morning, the Titans COVID testing results returned three new player positives and five new personnel positives. The Titans will suspend in-person cub activities starting today. Likewise, the Vikings, who played the Titans on Sunday, will also suspend in-person club activities.
“Both clubs are working closely with the NFL and the NFLPA, including our infectious disease experts, to evaluate close contacts, perform additional testing and monitor developments,” the NFL said in a statement. “All decisions will be made with health and safety as our primary consideration. We will continue to share updates as more information becomes available.”
What does this have to do with the Seattle Seahawks?
Minnesota will visit Seattle in Week 5 on Sunday Night Football. That's less than two weeks away.
As of the time of this published article, there are no confirmed positive tests within the Minnesota Vikings organization. We will continue to monitor the situation as information within the team organizations is made public.
As for both the Titans and Vikings week four matchups, those games may be rescheduled:
The NFL has alerted the Vikings and Titans and their opponents for Week 4 that their games may be rescheduled.— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 29, 2020
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