The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be the biggest headache the NFL has ever witnessed in its entire existence despite their countless contingency plans to ensure that the 2020 season doesn’t end prematurely due to positive tests for coronavirus in the league.
Recently the NFL sent a memo to all the 32-teams in the league to mandatory close their facilities for 2-days after playing games. The move is to help in mitigating the spread of the COVID-19 throughout the teams individually.
According to John Hopkins University data on the COVID-19 pandemic, it shows that the United States recorded 3,124 deaths on Wednesday due to COVID-19.
As the world continues to surge through the COVID-19 pandemic, it is clear that we are far from defeating this airborne virus as we await specialists to come up with a drug to cure infected persons with the coronavirus.
Thursday morning saw the Chicago Bears close their facility, temporarily pausing in-person football activities following a positive test of COVID-19 at their Halas Hall facility.
The team mandated all the players and staff members to go home by the management as they sorted things out while initiating virtual meetings after having the fourth coronavirus case since Monday.
Chicago Bears insisted that they were working closely with the NFL medical experts as they do contact tracing to determine the magnitude of the situation while following the league’s guidance.
The infected person is currently in self-isolation away from the team facility to safeguard their team’s health and safety, including the players and staff members.
Head coach Nagy believes the case is not related to any of the three active players’ positive tests for COVID-19 who were placed on the reserve/ COVID-19 list this week.
The three players are;
- Linebacker Manti Te’o
- Defensive tackle LaCale London
- Wide receiver Thomas Ives
Chicago Bears now have initiated the closing of their facility for the second time due to the COVID-19, with the first time being on Nov. 5 in Week 9, after one of their Center Cody Whitehair, tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Chicago Bears are preparing for their Sunday game as they host the Houston Texans, and Nagy remains optimistic that the game won’t be postponed.
So far, the Bears haven’t had any of their game postponed due to COVID-19 despite initiating the facility’s closure twice, and several of their players tested positive for coronavirus.
They are looking forward to ending their winless streak come Sunday when they host the Houston Texans. But that might have to wait if more cases arise and the NFL is forced to postpone the game.
We hope that the 2020 season will go on up to the league’s last game as scheduled amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the 32-teams in the league keeps on recording a positive coronavirus test.
Remember to wear a mask, keep a distance, and sanitize your hands whenever you go out shopping or at the workplace to mitigate the spread of the virus.
Lena Wood graduated from John Carroll University in the year 2002. She born and grown up in Dallas but later she moved to Cleveland for Studying. Lena has written for several major publications including Community Newspapers and News Desk. Lena is a community Reporter and also Covers National Topics.