ATLANTA – Atlanta United Thursday announced that a first team player has tested positive for COVID-19.
The positive result was confirmed following mandatory club testing. No additional staff or players received a positive result.
In a press release, the team did not say whether the player was placed in a 14-day quarantine.
In response to the positive test, team medical staff have continued to work directly with local infectious disease specialists to treat the player, who was asymptomatic and has been observing isolation protocols since receiving the result.
The team, along with club personnel who have been reporting to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground, were informed of the positive result immediately. The team will conduct testing tomorrow morning prior to resuming training in adherence with MLS health and safety protocols.
Since United began individual player workouts on May 6, the club has followed MLS health and safety guidelines, including proper physical distancing and sanitization during individual workouts, small group training sessions and full group training sessions.