XFL’s Seattle Dragons Concessions Vendor Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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A part-time employee who worked during the Seattle Dragons’ home game against the Dallas Renegades at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field on Feb. 22 has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to King County (Wash.) officials.

King County health officials believe the risk of coronavirus infection is low for the 22,060 fans who attended the XFL game the vendor worked.

Via Seattle Times

“We have worked with the employee and the operator of the stadium, First and Goal, to evaluate potential exposures at the Feb. 22 Seattle Dragons game & we’ve determined the risk of infection to attendees from this person was low. We are following up with a few co-workers with close contacts of the employee at the Feb. 22 game to provide guidance on appropriate precautions.

“There are no extra precautions … required for those who attended the Feb. 22 game or who will attend upcoming events, but all King County residents should know that the risk for infection with COVID-19 is increasing in our community … should be aware of their symptoms, and call their health care provider if they develop a cough, fever, or other respiratory problems.”

According to First and Goal spokesman Dave Pearson the infected concessions vendor last worked at the stadium on Feb. 22, but “did not show symptoms at that time and has not been onsite since.”

The stadium operator is currently working with “local and federal health agencies as well as league offices (NFL, MLS, XFL) on the latest recommendations and guidelines to ensure the safest environment possible for guests and staff,”