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Several NFL teams have positive COVID-19 tests from lab in New Jersey, Washington uses a different lab

NFL: Washington Football Team-Training Camp Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Several teams have been hit with large numbers of positive COVID-19 tests. All 32 teams use a company called BioReference for their testing. The positive tests have all come from a lab in New Jersey. The latest report shows the following teams having positive tests: Jets(10), Bears(9), Browns, Steelers(6), Vikings, and more. Several teams have cancelled practices today as they follow protocols set in place to prevent the spread.

The Washington Football Team uses BioReference like every other team in the NFL. A team spokesperson said they use a different lab, and so far there have been no reports of positive tests here. The team held their practice as scheduled today. Head Coach Ron Rivera said in his presser that the team is closely monitoring other teams, and letting everyone know about positive tests(and people not following protocol). He is starting treatment for cancer and asked the players to be disciplined, because he needs it. Rivera is expected to go through proton therapy and chemotherapy, and could possibly require surgery, making him more susceptible.

The NFL has issued a statement about the tests, and will work with teams to quickly determine who(if anyone) is actually positive from this group of tests.