On Thursday morning, the Atlanta Falcons had a bit of a COVID-19 scare. It was first reported that the team had four positive tests within its facility.
The team shut down its facility out of caution. Today, the Falcons are able to return to prepare for Sunday’s game at the Minnesota Vikings. It will be the team’s first game under interim head coach Raheem Morris, after the firing of Dan Quinn following the team’s 0-4 start.
Results from the team’s tests are in from today. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, everyone has been cleared, which is obviously great news.
Falcons tests have cleared, and players and staff are returning to their facility today, per source. Game on track for Sunday in Minnesota.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 16, 2020
It isn’t all great news for the NFL on that front this morning, of course. The Indianapolis Colts have their first COVID-19 scare of the year, with “several individuals” testing positive. The team has shut down its facility, as they wait for those results to be confirmed.
The Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings is scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m. ET. on Sunday.