Only one NFL player tested positive during the National Football League’s latest COVID-19 sample period, Aug. 30 through Sept. 5.
So far, so good for the National Football League and its mission to complete the entirety of the 2020 season.
The NFL released its most recent COVID-19 testing results and the news is tremendous. Only one player tested positive during the league’s latest sample period, Aug. 30 through Sept. 5.
The data revealed 2,641 players and 5,708 other personnel were tested last week and just one player tested positive for coronavirus. Seven staff members also tested positive. Since testing began on Aug. 12, a total of 24 people have confirmed positive test results—another tremendous sign for Roger Goodell and the owners.
Players and Tier 1 and Tier 2 employees will continue to be tested on a regular basis. Tier 3—which includes the media—remains settled in its own space while following tight guidelines.
New York Jets players who have hit the Reserve/COVID-19 list this summer include Bryce Hall, Shyheim Carter and Ahmad Gooden. That does not necessarily mean any of the players tested positive for COVID-19, but as an organization, the Jets have done an extraordinary job in laying out the guidelines and escaping any major issues.
The 2020 NFL season officially kicks off Thursday night when the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs host the Houston Texans. It officially gets underway at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC.
The Jets are set to get the party started Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET, in Orchard Park, NY against the AFC East rival Buffalo Bills.