According to Adam Schefter, the Browns have closed their facilities after COVID-19-related issues for Browns HC Kevin Stefanski and others.
The team announced Stefanski, two players and two coaches have all tested positive for COVID-19.
We were informed this morning that Head Coach Kevin Stefanski, two additional members of the coaching staff and two players have tested positive for COVID-19.
Our contingency planning calls for Special Teams Coordinator Mike Priefer to serve as the acting Head Coach. pic.twitter.com/Mhh9Zt1e4d
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) January 5, 2021
The NFL requires anyone who tests positive to isolate for a mandatory ten days minimum, even without symptoms. The Browns are scheduled to play the Steelers in the wildcard round of the playoffs this week, so that means Stefanski and the others are out.
Browns ST coordinator Mike Priefer is the acting head coach in the meantime.
The Browns have been dealing with a slew of issues with the virus for the past two weeks. The NFL believed most of the team’s issues were related to community spread and that no transmission was occurring within the facility.
It remains to be seen if that has changed with this latest update.
We’ll have more on the Browns’ COVID-19 issues as the news is available.