NEW YORK – New York City FC Saturday confirmed a player has tested positive for COVID-19.
The MLS club did not identify the player, who returned a positive test as a result of Friday’s pre-match testing.
The positive test was confirmed on Saturday morning following additional testing.
NYCFC’s Saturday night game against the Montreal Impact will go on as planned.
All MLS players undergo Polymerase Chain Reaction tests every other day, including the day before each match. The confirmation of a COVID-19 case occurs when a player receives two consecutive positive test results.
All other first team players returned negative tests Friday during routine testing, and after additional testing conducted Saturday. No NYCFC players or staff members are exhibiting symptoms.
In accordance with local and league guidelines, the player will remain in self-isolation and be monitored by club medical staff under a strict and detailed protocol. At this time, the player is asymptomatic.
NYCFC said that it was working closely with local health officials to conduct contact tracing for those that came in close contact with the player.