After learning Thursday that another player tested positive for the coronavirus, the Bears closed Halas Hall and released the following statement:
“This morning we were notified that another Bears player has tested positive for COVID-19. 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.”
The Bears are scheduled to play the Titans Sunday in Tennessee. It’s unclear how Thursday’s events will affect that game.