Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has had minimal symptoms while dealing with a COVID-19 infection and he is continuing his work in preparing for the 2021 season from home, he said in a statement released on Monday afternoon.
Tomlin, 48, also thanked those who new about his situation for maintaining his privacy. The news of Tomlin’s illness was first reported on Monday by NFL Network.
“I want to thank everyone who reached out to express their concern for my half,” Tomlin said in a statement published to his Twitter account. “Luckily, I have had minimal symptoms and I’m thankful to be in good health. I want to thank those media professionals who knew about my situation and respected my privacy. It is very much appreciated.
“I’ll be back in the office soon while I continue to work virtually from my home. Thanks for your support and well wishes!”
The Steelers sent their coaching and personnel staffs home last week after a positive test. It’s not immediately clear if that was Tomlin’s test or if there have been multiple positive cases amongst the Pittsburgh staff.