CLEVELAND — The Browns have reopened its facility Friday after a player tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from the Cleveland Browns. The organization said the facility reopened after contact tracing was completed and zero high-risk close contacts were identified.
The individual, who was not named by team officials, has immediately self-isolated and the facility is closed while contact tracing is being conducted.
We have re-opened our facility this afternoon after contact tracing was completed and zero high-risk close contacts were identified. We remain in the NFL-NFLPA intensive protocol and will hold a practice session this afternoon beginning at 3pm.— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) November 13, 2020
Earlier in the day, the team said they would continue to hold meetings remotely, and said they were determining the appropriate next steps, “as the health and safety of our players, coaches, staff and the entire community remains our highest priority."
Earlier this morning, we were informed that a player’s test results have come back positive for COVID-19.— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) November 13, 2020
Our facility is closed this morning while contact tracing is being conducted. pic.twitter.com/vayKqtPf0T
After a bye week last weekend, the Browns are scheduled to play the Texans in Cleveland on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Quarterback Baker Mayfield was placed on the team's reserve/COVID-19 list on Sunday as a precaution after a staff member tested positive for the virus. Mayfield was one of the team members who was told to isolate after contact tracing. He tested negative multiple times and was activated from the list on Wednesday.