As the virus continued to spread in an unprecedented fashion, it affected more and more NFL teams. It ultimately also affected an NFL team that had previously avoided any such problems.
“Steelers was notified this morning that an employee tested positive for COVID-19 and that he quarantined himself,” Steelers spokesman Burt Lauten said in a statement. “Steelers is working with the NFL and medical advisors to complete the necessary contact retrieval.
“We will continue to evaluate the situation and make appropriate adjustments, if necessary, to best protect our players, our coaches and staff.”
As noted by Mark Kaboly of TheAthletic.com, the Steelers have not had a single positive test since the training camp opened in early August.
Steelers plays Cowboys on Sunday in Dallas. Tracking contacts may result in others being unavailable for the game. However, timing is a bit sophisticated; The group will travel today. If the others need to be disqualified from the team environment, those decisions will hopefully be made before the Steelers flies to Texas.