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Rams close facility after a player tests positive for COVID-19

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For the second time in recent weeks, a team has had a positive COVID-19 test and entered intensive protocols shortly after playing the Seattle Seahawks. On Monday evening, the Los Angeles Rams announced a player had tested positive and was quarantining. The Rams will prepare for Week 11 virtually, for the time being.

Shortly after Seattle’s Week 8 win over the 49ers, San Francisco wide receiver Kendrick Bourne tested positive for COVID-19, which led to a facility shut down in the Bay Area. While it was later thought to be a false positive, it led to a few nervy days for the Seahawks.

However, the NFL’s chief medical officer, Dr. Allen Sills, has maintained there is no evidence of on-field transmission from football-related activities this season. Regardless, Seattle will again be keeping a close eye on developments in Los Angeles in the coming days.

With the positive test on the Rams, the Seahawks are now the only team in the NFL not to have placed a player on the reserve/COVID-19 list since the regular season began. Practice squad wide receiver John Ursua went on the list briefly at the start of training camp, but that was later proven to be a false positive.