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Falcons shut down facility after assistant coach tests positive for COVID-19

They’ll be working virtually on Thursday

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Once again, it appears that a Minnesota Vikings opponent is having at least a brush with COVID-19.

According to our friends over at The Falcoholic, an assistant coach for the Atlanta Falcons, who the Vikings host on Sunday, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Initially, Adam Schefter of ESPN had reported that the Falcons had four positive COVID-19 tests on Thursday, but Schefter has walked that report back, and it has now been confirmed that there was just one positive test. That test belongs to one of the Falcons’ coaches, so none of their players have received any newly positive tests as of today.

In light of the positive test, the Falcons have elected to shut down in-person work at their facility in Flowery Branch, Georgia, going to all virtual work for Thursday.

Earlier this week, the Falcons had placed rookie defensive tackle Marlon Davidson on the reserve-COVID-19 list, and their first-round pick, cornerback A.J. Terrell, had contracted the virus earlier in the season but has since been reactivated.

Much like all of the situations involving COVID-19 at this point, this is something that will need to be monitored up to and after this week’s game with the Falcons. If any more news comes out on this front, we will have it here for you as soon as it breaks.