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Report: Chargers have a player test positive for Covid-19 ahead of Week 8 vs. Broncos

The Chargers have a positive Covid-19 case, but they are continuing practice like normal with the player and close contacts isolating.

A detailed view of the Chargers logo on the helmet of Trent Scott #68 of the Los Angeles Chargers during NFL game action against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on September 16, 2018 in Buffalo, New York. Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

Thursday PM update: The Chargers have canceled practice on Thursday, per Daniel Popper.

The Los Angeles Chargers are the latest team dealing with a Covid-19 case. The team had a player test positive late Wednesday evening, per Ian Rapoport. The player and his close contacts were told to stay home and isolate. The team’s facility will remain open but it will conduct virtual meetings.

The Chargers travel to face the Denver Broncos in Week 8. The organization released the following statement:

Late last night, we received notice a Chargers player tested positive for COVID-19. The player was immediately notified, began self-quarantine and the contact tracing process was initiated.

The player’s close contacts have been identified. They will remain home today and participate in meetings remotely.

Hoag Performance Center remains open, and the team will follow its normal practice and meeting schedule. All meetings will be held virtually.

We continue to operate in close consultation with the NFL, as well as our team of independent doctors and specialists, and will follow their guidance.

As has been the case since day one of this pandemic, the health and safety of our players, staff and community continue to be our highest priority.