Three New York Giants players have tested positive for coronavirus.
The team revealed the news in a statement Friday on the Giants’ website.
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“Over the course of last night, we were notified that three Giants players have tested positive for COVID-19,” the team said in the statement. “The players were immediately notified to self-isolate, and the contact tracing process is underway. Because of the bye week, the Giants office is closed today. Players and coaches will resume work on Monday with an adjusted schedule.”
The team confirmed it is “working closely” with the league’s chief medical officer. (RELATED: REPORT: NFL Adopting Stricter Coronavirus Rules Due To Increase In Cases Across The Country)
“The Giants and all teams are currently operating under the league’s intensive protocol for the remainder of the season,” the statement added. “As in all matters relating to positive test results and close contacts, we are working closely with the NFL’s Chief Medical Officer.”
“It has been said many times that our 2020 season cannot be ‘normal’ because nothing about this year is normal,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell shared in a memo obtained by ESPN.
“Requirements under the intensive protocols, which 28 of the league’s 32 teams have already experienced at some point this season, include virtual team meetings and the wearing of masks by all players and staff at all times while at the facility, including during practice,” the memo reportedly continued.