Fan at first game of NFL season tests positive for coronavirus

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It didn’t take long for a fan at NFL game to contract Covid-19.

In fact, the first game of the 2020 NFL season, between the Chiefs and Texans, included a fan in the stands at Arrowhead Stadium that tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to The Washington Post.

That particular game was one of only two that allowed fans in the stands, with Colts-Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field being the other. Other teams are being cautious, some of which are looking at possibly hosting fans in October.

But after hearing what happened in Kansas City, maybe they shouldn’t.

The fan tested positive for the coronavirus the day after the game, resulting in 10 others being quarantined, due to contract tracing, according to a statement from the Chiefs.

“This process allowed the team to identify the other guests sitting with this individual, the service staff with whom this individual may have come in contact with, as well as any other ticket holders near this person at the time of entry into the stadium,” the statement read. “Within hours of being notified, the Chiefs were able to pinpoint the names of the other members of the party as well as detailed information about the path and location of entry, and this information was provided to the Health Department.”

It will be interesting to see if the Chiefs continue to host fans at Arrowhead Stadium going forward.

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