ATLANTA – Atlanta United Saturday confirmed a second positive COVID-19 result for a first team player following mandatory club testing on Friday.
No additional positive results for players or staff were received Friday. The Major League Soccer club announced its first positive result for a player on Thursday.
The second player was asymptomatic and has been in isolation since Wednesday, in adherence with MLS health and safety protocols, which require at least two positive tests to ensure that the first result was not a false positive.
The team conducted non-contact, individual training sessions Friday and Saturday, and will continue non-contact training on Monday. Mandatory COVID-19 testing will take place again Monday morning. If negative test results for all players and staff are received, the team will resume full team training Tuesday.
Since Atlanta 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.
In a press release, the club stated that it will continue to work in close consultation with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, local health authorities and MLS regarding testing and training guidelines.