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Colts briefly shut down practice facility due to false-positive COVID-19 tests

For now, the Colts and Bengals will still face off Sunday.

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For the first time this season, the coronavirus is affecting a game the Bengals will be playing in.

On Friday, the Colts were forced to shut down their facilities due to four positive coronavirus tests within the team, which involved one player and three staff members. However, it turns out they were false positives.

So for now, Bengals vs. Colts on Sunday is still a go.

In addition, the team will reopen its facilities today and continue preparing for Sunday, according to ESPN.

“After consultation with the NFL and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Allen Sills, the team will open the practice facility this afternoon under the league’s intensive protocol and will continue preparation for Sunday’s game against Cincinnati,” the team’s statement said.

If there turns out to be any real positive coronavirus tests, then Sunday’s game between the Bengals and Colts would likely get postponed to a later date. The Colts have a bye in Week 7, while the Bengals have one in Week 9.