Report: Falcons' positive COVID-19 tests put Vikings game in jeopardy

They're scheduled to face the Vikings in Minnesota on Sunday.
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8:45 A.M. UPDATE

According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the Falcons are dealing with one positive COVID-19 test and the person who tested positive is not a player. ESPN's Adam Schefter originally reported that there were multiple positive tests. 

"So that’s one player and one personnel positive this week for Atlanta. Remember, the [Titans] had a coach get a positive result Sunday, and still played Tuesday. The NFL evaluates these situations on a case by case basis," said Pelissero. 

Original story

The Vikings-Falcons game this Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium is suddenly in doubt after the Atlanta Falcons have been forced to shut down its headquarters following positive COVID-19 tests. 

ESPN's Adam Schefter was the first to report the news, citing multiple positive tests. 

"Falcons currently scheduled to play the Vikings on Sunday. As has been the case with other teams in this type of situation, that game is in jeopardy," said Schefter. 

The positive tests results are likely from Wednesday, meaning the Falcons now need to go two consecutive days without a positive test before they can return to work and prepare on the field for the Vikings, per NFL protocols. 

They'll also need to remain clear of positive tests on Saturday in order to kick off Sunday at noon. 

Positive tests impacted the Titans-Bills game all week this past week, ultimately forcing the game to be moved to Tuesday. 

This is a developing story. 

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