Giants hit with another COVID-19 case
Original: For a second time this season a player on the New York Giants has tested positive for COVID-19. The organization made the following announcement on Tuesday morning:
“Last night, we were notified that a player tested positive for COVID-19. The player was immediately self-isolated, and the contact tracing process was initiated. Two close contacts, both staff members, were identified and were informed to remain home today. The Quest Diagnostics Training Center will be open to staff. We are working closely with the NFL’s Chief Medical Officer regarding next protocol steps.”
The good news is that he Giants are on their bye week and head coach Joe Judge was going to have them come in on Tuesday and Wednesday for meetings, but he’s now changed things so they will meet remotely instead.
Tom Rock of Newsday says that contact tracing has revealed that no players have been infected but two staff members have been that aren’t coaches.
With COVID-19 cases now starting to surge around the country, the NFL is in a tough spot when it comes to trying to finish their season. They do have a contingency plan in case they can’t finish the regular season, but even that may not be able to happen if things continue to get worse for the league.