XFL player tests positive for the coronavirus, three teams on alert

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2020/03/14/xfl-player-tests-positive-for-the-coronavirus-three-teams-on-alert/

The XFL has revealed that an unidentified player with the Seattle Dragons has tested positive for the coronavirus with several teams put on alert.

The player participated in games involving the Dragons against the St. Louis Battlehawks on February 29th and against the Houston Roughnecks on March 7th.

ESPN reports that the player has been placed in isolation after developing symptoms and being tested.

The XFL issued a statement to USA Today after news of the positive test:

The league is alerting players, staff, vendors and partners associated with the Dragons, Roughnecks and BattleHawks. The XFL is monitoring the situation closely and taking every measure necessary in accordance with recommendations set forth by the CDC.

This follows news of an employee at CenturyLink Field, where the Dragons played in Seattle, tested positive for the virus and last worked at the stadium on February 22nd.

Earlier this week, the XFL suspended the rest of its season following the COVID-19 being labeled a pandemic. The league issued the following statement after news of their decision to halt games this season:

Currently, the XFL will not be playing its regular-season games. However, all players will be paid their base pay and benefits for the 2020 regular season. All XFL ticket holders will be issued refunds or credit toward future games. The XFL is committed to playing a full season in 2021 and future years.