BALTIMORE — Multiple members of the Baltimore Ravens organization have tested positive for COVID-19, and at least four players have been placed on the COVID-19 list.
We know four of those individuals: running backs JK Dobbins and Mark Ingram, Brandon Williams and Pernell McPhee. They will all be out of Thursday’s game.
Only Ingram and Dobbins were confirmed to have tested positive for the coronavirus. Williams and McPhee were placed on the COVID-19/Reserve List.
The Ravens said in a tweeted statement that those individuals “immediately began to self-quarantine,” but it is not clear how many others tested positive.
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The last time Pittsburgh played Baltimore a few weeks ago, one Ravens player tested positive the day after the game, causing several other players in Baltimore to quarantine for several days.
The Ravens said in the statement that due to these positive cases, they closed their team facility briefly as they conduct contact tracing. All team activities will be conducted virtually.
Last week, Steelers TE Vance McDonald tested positive for coronavirus. Five players, including Ben Roethlisberger, missed the week of practice as they self-isolated.
As of right now, the game is still on, according to the Steelers. But that doesn’t mean the NFL couldn’t decide to postpone it in the coming days.
Because of the outdoor capacity limit being reduced to 2,500, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced only family and friends of the teams will be able to attend games at Heinz Field starting in December.
You can read the following statement from the Steelers:
“Today, Governor Wolf’s Office and State Health Director Dr. Levine issued new orders and advisories which will affect our games in December, starting with the game against Washington on December 6. That order will now limit Heinz Field to no more than 2,500 people in the building, including players, coaches, stadium staff, etc. Consequently, we will have to restrict fans in the seating bowl to family and friends of players and the organization. Fans who have selected seats for the December 6 game will receive communication directly from our Ticket Office regarding credits or refunds.
Today’s new orders and advisories from the State of Pennsylvania do not impact the Steelers game vs. the Baltimore Ravens game this Thursday, Thanksgiving night. Fans holding tickets to Thursday’s game will again be required to adhere to already published protocols, including requirements for wearing a mask and social distancing.
Our priority remains the health and safety of our players, coaches, staff, gameday workers, and our fans. We will adhere to the original protocols for games with fans at Heinz Field and expect approximately 5,500 fans in attendance for Thursday’s game versus the Ravens.”
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