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Broncos GM John Elway and President Joe Ellis test positive for Covid-19

Hall of Fame QB and Broncos GM John Elway tests positive for Covid-19

Denver Broncos President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway looks on during warm ups against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on October 01, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

The Denver Broncos president Joe Ellis and general manager John Elway have tested positive for Covid-19, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. This marks yet another positive test for the Broncos, as they’ve seen assistant coaches Curtis Modkins, Mike Munchak and Ed Donatell come down with the virus, in addition to right guard Graham Glasgow and others in the building.

The Broncos organization is confident that Elway and Ellis’ transmissions originated from outside the building, per Rapoport. Here is the team’s statement on the situation:

“Broncos President & CEO Joe Ellis as well as President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway were informed this morning they tested positive for COVID-19.

“After not feeling 100 percent on Sunday morning, Joe promptly reported his symptoms to our medical team and watched Sunday’s game at home as a precaution. He continued to work from home on Monday before receiving a positive test result this morning.

“John immediately left UCHealth Training Center on Monday morning after experiencing minor symptoms that he quickly brought to the attention of our medical staff.

“Other than mild symptoms, both Joe and John are doing well. They will continue to work from home in self-isolation and participate in virtual meetings while their health is monitored.

“Based on a review of contact tracing data with the league, we are confident these cases originated independently outside team facilities. There were minimal close contacts identified for each (no players or coaches), and those individuals have been notified.

“While our facilities are closed for Election Day, coaches are conducting their game preparations today remotely as a precaution. Our organization will remain in communication with the NFL, making all decisions in consultation with the league and based on guidance from medical experts.”