September 27, 2021

New Orleans Saints COVID: 6 coaches test positive for virus, Associated Press sources say

Six unidentified members of the New Orleans Saints teaching workers, a participant and a nutritionist have examined positive for COVID-19, two folks accustomed to the scenario mentioned.(*6*)The folks spoke with The Associated Press on Tuesday on situation of anonymity as a result of the crew and NFL had not made a public assertion in regards to the matter. The folks mentioned the whole Saints teaching workers had been vaccinated.

Later Tuesday, Michael Thomas – who already was ineligible to play the primary six video games whereas on the membership’s bodily unable to carry out checklist – was positioned on New Orleans’ COVID-19 reserve checklist.(*6*)The names of most others who examined positive weren’t anticipated to be launched within the brief time period due to federal medical privateness legal guidelines.

(*6*)It’s unclear how lengthy those that examined positive will stay remoted from the crew earlier than they could return to the sector or in-person conferences.

For now, the whole crew is working below the NFL’s enhanced mitigation protocols, which means obligatory masking inside services, each day testing, no in-person conferences and grab-and-go meals.(*6*)The positive assessments occurred after New Orleans’ 38-3 victory over Inexperienced Bay on Sunday in Jacksonville, Florida, the place the sport was moved from the Superdome following injury induced to southeast Louisiana by Hurricane Ida.

(*6*)The Saints have spent the previous two weeks practising within the Dallas space and are scheduled to proceed practising at TCU this week earlier than touring to Carolina for their Week 2 sport on Sunday. That sport stays on observe to go forward as scheduled.