CHICAGO – The National Women’s Soccer League announced Wednesday that five individuals associated with teams received confirmed positive COVID-19 tests during the first week of preseason.

The league did not provide the names of the individuals.

The NWSL’s 10 teams began the 2021 preseason Feb. 1. All players and designated staff were required to complete a seven-day quarantine and receive a negative COVID-19 test prior to participating in any team activities.

Five individuals out of more than 600 tested the week of Feb. 1 received confirmed positive results for COVID-19, including three players and two staff members.

All necessary contact tracing was conducted. The individuals who received positive results, as well as any close contacts, are self-quarantining and following the guidance provided by their respective medical staffs and the league’s medical protocols.

The NWSL will continue to provide COVID-19 testing updates weekly beginning Saturday, Feb. 20.