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Fan at Texans-Chiefs game tests positive for COVID-19

The Kansas City health department said 10 people have entered quarantine after making close contact with the fan.

A fan who attended the NFL season opener in Kansas City has tested positive for coronavirus.
A fan who attended the NFL season opener in Kansas City has tested positive for coronavirus.
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The Kansas City Health Department said Thursday a fan who attended last week’s NFL regular-season opening game between the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium tested positive the next day for COVID-19, and that 10 people have entered quarantine after making close contact with the person.

The Chiefs, in a statement, said the individual sat in the “lower level” and complied with the club’s mask mandate, which they said was determined thanks to the contact tracing protocols, including ticket and parking scanning, installed while limiting stadium capacity to 22%. The health department said the fan watched from a group box.

“All staff with known interactions with the positive case were required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE), including a mask,” the Chiefs said.

On Thursday, ESPN reported that all coronavirus tests among players and coaches from the two teams came back negative.

According to Missouri’s COVID-19 dashboard, the seven-day positive test rate in the state is 12.2%. Over the last two weeks, Jackson County has added 700 coronavirus cases.

Read more at usatoday.com