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Steelers Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19, Contact Tracing Underway



The Pittsburgh Steelers have had one team staff member test positive for COVID-19, team spokesperson Burt Lauten announced in a statement on Saturday. The team is scheduled to fly to Dallas on Saturday for its Week 9 game against the Cowboys.

“The Steelers were informed this morning that a staff member tested positive for COVID-19, and has self-quarantined. The Steelers are working with the NFL and medical advisors to complete the necessary contact tracing,” Lauten’s statement said.

“We will continue to evaluate the situation and make the appropriate adjustments as necessary, that best protect our players, coaches and staff members.”

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The Steelers practiced under the NFL’s intensive COVID-19 mitigation rules this week after potentially being exposed to the virus last Sunday by Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey.

Humphrey tested positive in for COVID-19 in a test taken Sunday before the game, but the results did not come back until Monday. No other Ravens players have tested positive, but seven did not practice with the team this week.

The Steelers have not had a player on the COVID-19 list since early in training camp.

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