Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy announced Monday that he has tested positive for COVD-19 and is quarantining.
Bears coach Matt Nagy announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/BhBhiN2rx3— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 25, 2021
Special teams coordinator Chris Tabor will run team meetings in Nagy’s absence, it was also announced.
The fully vaccinated coach will be able to return to Halas Hall following two negative tests 24 hours apart.
The news broke at his usual Monday morning press conference, which was switched to Zoom just beforehand.
The Bears have an outbreak going through their building with four players from different position groups currently on the COVID list: OLB Robert Quinn, TE Jimmy Graham, OT Elijah Wilkinson and LB Caleb Johnson.
RB Damian Williams was on the list but was able to play Sunday after going through the proper protocols and testing negative.
Going along with that, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports that the Bears are in enhanced mitigation protocols.
After a series of recent positive COVID tests, the #Bears are now in enhanced mitigation protocols, per source. Among other things, that means mandatory mask-wearing and daily testing for all players and staff, regardless of vaccination status.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 25, 2021
Players and coaches do not have to disclose whether or not they are vaccinated, but the publicly known protocols for vaccinated individuals is known and would suggest Williams is.
Editors note: We’re all frustrated with the team and with Matt Nagy, but this is bigger than football, please keep comments respectful and clean.
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