The NFL's chief medical officer says the league is establishing a new two-step protocol for players and coaches who have no known history of the COVID-19 infection and receive a positive test.
Dr. Allen Sills said Friday any individual in that situation who is also asymptomatic will be given two confirmatory tests on the day following the positive test result. Both confirmation tests are nasal swabs, Sills said.
During the confirmation period, the individual must remain out of the team facility and isolate at home until the confirmatory test results return. If both confirmatory tests are negative, the individual is not considered COVID positive and may resume all normal activity, including access to the facility.