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Panthers increase Covid-19 protocols for Week 6 after Falcons have positive case

The Panthers have implemented precautions after their Week 5 contest with the Falcons.

The NFL 100 year logo on the field after the NFC Divisional Playoff game between the Minnesota Vikings and the San Francisco 49ers on January 11, 2020, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Carolina Panthers have entered the NFL’s intensive Covid-19 protocol following the Atlanta Falcons decision to place defensive tackle Marlon Davidson on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The Panthers announced they have placed nobody on the reserve/COVID-19 list, but they are making this precautionary move having faced the Falcons this past weekend.

The increase in the protocol means the Panthers will not hold in-person meetings for the time being, per Alaina Getzenberg. They are facing the Chicago Bears this Sunday and the game remains on schedule. That would only change if the team has any positive Covid-19 cases in the coming days.

The Minnesota Vikings went through this process following their game against the Tennessee Titans.