The Kansas City Department of Health said the person who tested positive watched the game from the group box in the stadium’s lower level and tested positive the next day. The positive test prompted the Kansas City health department to direct 10 people there to quarantine after potential exposure to the coronavirus.
The Kansas City Chiefs were one of the few NFL teams to allow fans into their stadium in Week 1.
All supporters and staff are required to wear a face mask or face mask when in the stadium, and the team said “the stadium’s COVID protocol plan limited potential exposure to a single seating area in the stadium. Stadium “.
The team said their contact tracing mechanisms allow staff to identify the individual, the individual’s party, any service staff who came into contact with the individual and any other ticket holders. who might have been near that person when entering the stadium.
“I want to remind everyone that COVID-19 is everywhere and everywhere. While we are all tired, frustrated, and even angry with how it has changed and affected our lives and livelihoods, we need to keep thinking about those who haven’t. and won’t survive, ”said Dr. Rex Archer, Kansas City health director.“We still don’t understand why it hits some so viciously while others have only mild symptoms. If you have an existing or past health problem such as cancer, diabetes, heart or lung disease, or if you are over 65, you shouldn’t take unnecessary risks like being in large crowds. We hope those around you don’t take these risks either and maybe bring the virus home to you, ”said Dr Archer.
The Chiefs did not mention whether or not spectators would be banned from attending matches in the future.