After a morning COVID-19 scare, the New York Jets introduced Friday evening that they obtained detrimental take a look at outcomes for each participant, coach and personnel staffer.
This implies their dwelling sport Sunday towards the Arizona Cardinals will begin as scheduled. The Jets’ announcement took place an hour after the Cardinals’ workforce flight departed Phoenix en path to New Jersey.
A optimistic participant take a look at within the morning prompted the Jets to retest the participant, and it turned out to be a false optimistic.
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The Jets shut down their facility within the morning and performed conferences nearly as they made their last preparations for the sport.
“We additionally initiated all NFL mandated protocols together with participant isolation, subsequent testing, and call tracing,” the workforce stated in a press release. “As we’ve up to now, we are going to proceed to observe required well being and security protocols in the very best pursuits of our coaches, gamers, workers and group. We look ahead to our sport this Sunday towards the Arizona Cardinals.”
This marks the second time that the Jets have been affected by false positives. On Aug. 23, in the midst of coaching camp, they quickly halted actions after receiving phrase of 10 optimistic checks — all of which turned out to be detrimental. These checks got here from the identical New Jersey lab that processed the most recent samples.