Atlanta Falcons shut down facilities after positive coronavirus test

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ATLANTA (NewsNation Now) — The Atlanta Falcons announced Thursday they have shut down their facilities and are working remotely after at least one confirmed positive coronavirus test.

The Falcons announced Wednesday night they placed defensive tackle Marlon Davidson on the reserve/COVID list and the team had entered the NFL’s supplemental intensive protocols.

The Falcons are scheduled to play the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon in Minneapolis.

This comes days after the former head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff were fired.

The Falcons is the latest NFL team to have issues with COVID-19, after the Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots had games postponed and rescheduled due to positive coronavirus tests among players and staff.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell warned the league’s 32 teams in early October of penalties including potential forfeits of games for violations of COVID-19 protocols that force changes in the schedule.

Several coaches have been fined $100,000 each and their clubs fined $250,000 for improper use of face coverings. 

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