Stadium Employee Who Worked XFL Game Tests Positive For Coronavirus

A part-time employee at CenturyLink Field who worked an XFL game between the Seattle Dragons and Dallas Renegades on Feb. 22 has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a statement from the stadium.

Public health officials determined the risk to be low for the 22,060 people who attended the game. The employee “did not show symptoms at that time and has not been on-site since,” the statement adds.

The unidentified employee was a concession vendor, Lewis Kamb of the Seattle Times reports.

XFL president and COO Jeffrey Pollack said the league has created a COVID-19 task force and is closely monitoring the issue, according to ESPN.

“The health and safety of the extended XFL family – especially our fans in Seattle – is of the utmost importance,” Pollack said in a statement. “We share everyone’s concern about this public health issue and understand it is evolving on a daily basis.”

Scheduled sporting events at CenturyLink Field are currently set to go ahead.

Seventy people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus in Washington state, including 11 who have died.

Source: TheScore