A staff member for the Kansas City Chiefs tested positive for COVID-19.
The Kansas City Chiefs alerted the public on Thursday that an unidentified staff member had tested positive for COVID-19, and the team immediately took measures to not only quarantine the person but they also began to work with the NFL to make sure all safety measures and protocols were being followed to prevent further spread.
The Chiefs were going to move forward with practice on Thursday as they prepare to host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead (currently set for 12:00 p.m. C.T.), but they also cancelled any media sessions with players and coordinators. They also announced that any further meetings would be held virtually and that the franchise was closing all facilities for the day.
"The club was notified this morning that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is self-quarantining, under the team’s medical care, and contact tracing is taking place. The team is now in the NFL’s Intensive Protocol and working closely with the league and medical experts."
The Chiefs have had two players test positive for COVID-19 so far this season. Developmental quarterback Jordan Ta’amu had a positive test heading into Week 3 against the New England Patriots along with Pats quarterback Cam Newton. Ultimately the game time and day was shifted to allow for further testing.
The Chiefs were also without their fullback Anthony Sherman, who was on the COVID-19 reserve list for the last three full games. He was placed on the list on October 13 and was just activated on Wednesday.