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Chicago Bears close Halas Hall after linemen test positive for COVID-19

CHICAGO – Halas Hall was closed to Chicago Bears staff and players after two Chicago Bears linemen tested positive for COVID-19.

NFL Media first reported the story.

“This morning we were notified that another Bears player has tested positive for COVID-19,” the team reported. “As a result, the club has decided to pause all in-person football activities and close Halas Hall. Today’s practice has been canceled and all meetings will be conducted virtually. The player who tested positive and all close contacts have been contacted and have already begun self-isolation. We will continue to work closely with the NFL medical experts and follow the league’s intensive protocol. The health and safety of our team, players, and staff are the highest priority.”

Two players, linemen Jason Spriggs and Cody Whitehair, have now tested positive for the virus.  Spriggs was reported positive on Monday with Whitehair reporting as the second case of the week. 

Guard Germain Ifedi was also placed on the COVID-19 reserve list as close contact to Spriggs.  

No official announcement has been made by the NFL on the status of Sunday’s game with the Tennessee Titans.

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