Elks COVID-19 update (Aug. 29)

No new cases recorded for third consecutive day; case count drops to 13

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Elks announced Sunday that all PCR test results from both Friday, August 27 and Saturday, August 28 have come back negative. That means the Elks have now gone three consecutive days without a positive test, dating back to Thursday, August 26.

Also announced Sunday was a revised total for confirmed positive cases, as the number has dropped to 13. One of the Elks players initially identified as positive has been reclassified as a false positive. The player's initial positive test result (collected on Aug. 24) was within a range that required further testing to confirm the positive test value. Three subsequent PCR test results all came back negative, and the player's result was deemed a false positive.

The Elks remain on track to complete their 10-day isolation period on Tuesday, August 31, with a return to in-person activities scheduled for Wednesday, September 1. Daily PCR testing will continue for all Tier 1 players, coaches, and staff through the remainder of the isolation period.

Edmonton is scheduled to return to game action when they visit the Calgary Stampeders on Monday, September 6 for the Labour Day Classic.


  • Friday, August 27
    • TESTING: PCR testing for all Tier 1 members.
      • As a result of Friday's tests, zero (0) positive results were returned (team total 13).
  • Saturday, August 28
    • TESTING: PCR testing for all Tier 1 members.
      • As a result of Saturday's tests, zero (0) positive results were returned (team total remains 13).

NOTE: See information above regarding case count being revised to 13.

Click here for the comprehensive August 20-26 timeline.
Evan Daum

Evan Daum

VP, Marketing and Fan Engagement, Edmonton Elks Football Club

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The Edmonton Elks are proud members of the Canadian Football League, playing their home games at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta. 

The club has a tradition of excellence with 14 Grey Cup championships (1954-56, 1975, 1978-82, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2015) and 52 members of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Since its founding, the club has been community-owned and remains focused on providing outstanding football memories for Edmonton and all of Northern Alberta.


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