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Rapids' COVID-19 outbreak grows with eight more positives

Field Level Media
30 Sep 2020, 06:55 GMT+10

The Colorado Rapids' COVID-19 outbreak that postponed their game last weekend against Sporting Kansas City has increased with one more player and seven more staff members with confirmed positive cases.

It now means two players have tested positive along with 10 staff members.

The Rapids closed their facilities late last week after learning of the initial positive cases. All players and staff with confirmed cases entered self-isolation.

There is no timetable on when the Rapids can resume training, and no decision has been made on the status of Saturday's game on the road against the Portland Timbers.

According to The Athletic, 11 members of the Rapids organization who tested positive for COVID-19 were on hand for Wednesday's 5-0 victory against the San Jose Earthquakes. The first positive tests came a day later.

The Earthquakes played Sunday, earning a 2-1 victory on the road against Los Angeles FC.

MLS follows CDC guidelines which requires anybody who is symptomatic to quarantine for 10 days. They can't rejoin the team until they have gone 24 hours without a fever, while not using fever-reducing medication. Anybody who tested positive but is asymptomatic must quarantine for 10 days before returning.

The Rapids' contest on Saturday is the first of five games in 15 days on the schedule.

--Field Level Media

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