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The Houston Texans have closed their practice facility after a player tested positive for the coronavirus


The Houston Texans closed their practice facility Wednesday, hours after a player tested positive for the coronavirus.

The team was notified of the positive test on Tuesday night and said the unidentified player immediately self-isolated according to NFL protocols. Contact tracing is being conducted and the facility is underdoing “deep cleaning,” the Texans said in a statement.

Houston (1-6) does not play again until Nov. 8 at Jacksonville.


The school intends to contact season ticket holders about options in the plan that will spread spectators throughout the arena’s lower bowl and premium seating areas. Ticketing will be digital and safety measures will include temperature checks at entrances and face coverings.

The downtown arena has not been used since March 10.


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