The Cleveland Browns were forced to close their training facility on Wednesday after learning that a staff member had tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Browns announced the team will work remotely in light of another positive case, marking the third time in eight days that the facility has been closed due to COVID-19 and the sixth time since November 13.
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“The facility is currently closed and meetings will be held remotely while contact tracing is conducted to identify any potential high-risk close contacts,” a statement from the Browns read.
“The team will continue to consult with the league and medical experts on the appropriate next steps, as the health and safety of our players, coaches, staff and the entire community remains our top priority.
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Defensive end Myles Garrett was activated from the reserve / COVID-19 roster after missing two games after testing positive on November 20. He is expected to practice when the facility reopens before a game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
Full-back Andy Janovich was also activated from the COVID-19 list on Monday.
The Browns are still without linebacker Sione Takitaki and defensive ends Porter Gustin and Joe Jackson, who remain isolated after testing positive. They all missed last week’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars as the Browns improved to 8-3.
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The NFL has ordered all team facilities to close Monday and Tuesday after Thanksgiving weekend in order to stop the potential spread of the virus. This after the prime-time game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers has been postponed three times due to an outbreak.
Both teams are now ready to play on Wednesday afternoon.
Tan Associated Press contributed to this report.