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Houston Texans Close Facility After Player Tests Positive for COVID-19

Houston plays at Jacksonville on Sunday

Then Houston Texans logo is seen on November 4, 2012 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. Texans won 21 to 9.
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The Houston Texans closed their facility and will conduct all operations virtually after learning a player tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday night.

The team says the unidentified player is self-isolating and the team has started contract tracing.

Houston plays at Jacksonville on Sunday.

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The team also had to shut its facility during its bye last week after another player tested positive. Interim coach Romeo Crennel said the building underwent a deep cleaning after that test and normal operations resumed Monday.

The team released the following statement as reported by KPRC-TV in Houston.

“We were informed last night that a Texans player has tested positive for COVID-19. In consultation with the NFL and medical experts, we have made the decision to close the facility and conduct all operations virtually today. The player immediately self-isolated and contact tracing has begun. We will follow the NFL’s intensive protocols and guidance regarding the team’s operations. The health and safety of our team, as well as our entire staff, are of (the) highest priority.”

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