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Falcons shut down facility after 2nd positive COVID test

Game against Vikings still on
Falcons shut down facility after 2nd positive COVID test
Posted at 12:51 PM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 13:03:25-04

Out of an abundance of caution, the Atlanta Falcons announced Thursday they were shutting down their practice facility after a second person within their organization tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

According to a press release, the team said the one new positive test made them decide to virtually conduct all operations.

Although the team did not say who tested positive, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported an assistant coach was who tested positive.

On Wednesday, the team placed defensive tackle Marlon Davidson on the COVID-19/reserve list.

Atlanta is still scheduled to play the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo tweeted.