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The Seattle Seahawks announced Monday that head coach Pete Carroll has tested positive for COVID-19.
The team said Carroll, who’s fully vaccinated, is coping with mild symptoms and can work remotely.
The Seahawks opened training camp last Wednesday and also have their first preseason game in under fourteen days Aug. 13.
Carroll may be the second notable NFL figure to possess a positive COVID test announced Monday, joining Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray.
In March, the NFL and the NFL Players Association decided to suspend their joint COVID-19 protocols, including mask requirements and regular tracking of players and staffers.
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported in June the league was dropping its mandated surveillance testing aswell.
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In other news from the memo: Forget about “Tier” restrictions in facility or travel party, and clubs may individually determine whether to require COVID vaccines/boosters for staff, at the mercy of state law. So unvaccinated coaches who have been restricted in 2021 might not be in 2022.
The amount of positive COVID tests in the usa began declining in the spring but has risen again over the summer. Based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the existing daily average for new cases is 125,355.