A part-time concessions vendor at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field has tested positive for coronavirus, according to Lewis Kamb of the Seattle Times, with confirmation from public health officials.
The vendor worked an XFL game between the Seattle Dragons and Dallas Renegades on Feb. 22, and 22,060 people attended the game at CenturyLink Field.
BREAKING A part-time concessions vendor who worked the Feb. 22 Seattle Dragons football game at Century Link Field has tested positive for coronavirus (#COVID19), according to a source and confirmed by public health officials 1/5
— Lewis Kamb (@lewiskamb) March 5, 2020
Kamb included a statement from Seattle/King County public health spokesman, James Apa, who said that they have “determined the risk of infection to attendees from this person was low.”
“We have worked with the employee and the operator of the stadium, First and Goal, to evaluate potential exposures at the Feb. 22 Seattle Dragons game & we‘ve determined the risk of infection to attendees from this person was low. We are following up with a few co-workers with close contacts of the employee at the February 22nd game to provide guidance on appropriate precautions. There are no extra precautions required for those who attended the Feb. 22 game or who will attend upcoming events, but all King County residents should know that the risk for infection with COVID-19 is increasing in our community should be aware of their symptoms, and call their health care provider if they develop a cough, fever, or other respiratory problems.”
The Seattle area has been the epicenter of the coronavirus in the United States. There have been 70 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Washington, with 10 deaths.
CenturyLink Field is also home to the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Sounders FC. No games scheduled to be played at the stadium have been cancelled, with the Sounders set to host the Columbus Crew in MLS action on Saturday.
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