Coming off a stunning win over the Green Bay Packers, the New Orleans Saints are now dealing with some concern after a COVID-19 outbreak among the coaching staff.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that multiple Saints’ offensive coaches tested positive for the coronavirus and there is uncertainty regarding their status for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers.
The NFL adopted different rules this season for vaccinated and unvaccinated personnel. Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 and is unvaccinated is required to isolate for at least 10 days.
Fortunately, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero shared that the Saints’ assistant coaches are all vaccinated. The club is taking precautions to ensure the virus didn’t spread amongst others inside the building.
The Saints, who were penalized heavily for violating the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols, will be sticking to the safety guidelines closely. As a result, everyone will be wearing masks and daily tests will be conducted.
NFL rules allow for vaccinated individuals who test positive to return if they have no symptoms and receive two negative PCR test results 24 hours apart.