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A fan who attended the Chiefs-Texans game has tested positive for COVID-19

The team’s COVID-19 protocols have allowed it to learn quite a bit about the fan who tested positive.

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We have learned that a Kansas City Chiefs fan who attended last Thursday night’s NFL season opener against the Houston Texans has tested positive for COVID-19, according to s statement released by the Chiefs through its official Twitter account.

As the City of Kansas City Health Department has reported, a guest who attended Thursday night’s game at Arrowhead Stadium has presented positive for COVID-19. We have worked in close cooperation with Dr. Rex Archer and the Kansas City Health Department to provide all of the relevant information available.

According to the Kansas City Star, 10 fans have been asked to quarantine following the positive test.

The Chiefs said that they wee able to use parking and ticket scanning data — along with video from inside the stadium — to determine that that the now-positive person entered the facility “in compliance with mask mandates.” The team says it was able to identify the other members of the infected fan’s pod, along with service staff with whom they came into contact and the path they took though the stadium.

The individual and the individual’s group were seated in the lower level of the stadium. By design, the stadium’s COVID protocol plan limited potential exposure to a single seating zone within the stadium. All staff with known interactions with the positive case were required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE), including a mask. Additionally, the protocols in place at the stadium require all attendees to be wearing masks inside the stadium.

Compliance with the protocols remains a key component to making this plan effective. We appreciate the professionalism and diligence of the Health Department and will continue to support its efforts in this matter and throughout the season.

As the season continues, it’s possible this could happen again. It’s comforting to know that the Chiefs are prepared to follow through.