Second positive COVID test closes Falcons facility; Vikings game still on
October 16, 2020
The Vikings remain scheduled to host the Falcons on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium after Atlanta closed its facilities Thursday because of a new positive test for COVID-19.
The Falcons are expected to reopen facilities Friday after an assistant coach tested positive, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
While the Vikings held practice Thursday at TCO Performance Center in Eagan, the NFL's chief medical officer, Dr. Allen Sills, said the decisions about closing team facilities and postponing games are based on how the league's medical experts gauge the risk of further transmission in a "case-by-case basis."