Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and has been kept away from the team’s facility, according to a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Tomlin and the rest of the Steelers’ coaching and personnel staffs were sent home last week after an initial positive COVID-19 test.
It’s not clear if that test was Tomlin’s or if the team has had multiple positive cases amongst the staff.
The Steelers had multiple players test positive or require isolation after being listed as a COVID-19 close contact during the 2020 season, most recently cornerback Joe Haden, who missed the team’s regular season finale and playoff game against Cleveland after a positive test.
The team never had to have a gave pushed back or postponed because of multiple positive tests or other testing issues within the team, though two of the Steelers’ opponents required such measure to be taken: the Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens.
Tomlin and the rest of the Steelers’ personnel and coaching staffs would normally be gearing up for the start of free agency and the 2021 NFL Draft. They competed that process entirely remotely in 2020.