EDMONTON – Two Edmonton Elks players have entered COVID-19 protocols.
The news was confirmed Friday evening by the club, as preparations for the team's home opener against the Ottawa RedBlacks continue.
Saturday's game is not in question, and will be played as scheduled (8:00 p.m. MT). There is no concern at this time of any transmission beyond those already identified.
For more details, please see below:
- Friday morning, all players, coaches, and staff received rapid antigen tests upon entry to team facilities.
- One staff member, who had returned a negative PCR test Thursday and is currently asymptomatic, returned a positive rapid antigen test. The staff member was immediately sent home and is isolating, awaiting the results of a PCR test collected Friday. No other rapid antigen tests collected Friday were positive.
- All players, coaches, and staff subsequently received PCR tests. The results of those tests are expected late Friday evening, or early Saturday morning.
- Saturday's game is not in jeopardy, as the impacted players and staff have been removed from the team, and no additional positive tests have been returned.