Reports: Six Saints assistant coaches, Michael Thomas test positive for COVID-19
The New Orleans Saints have six positive COVID-19 cases among their assistant coaches. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported five coaches were positive but the Associated Press later stated per two sources that six assistants, a nutritionist and a player were among the COVID-19 cases.
The player in question is injured Saints receiver Michael Thomas , who was also placed on the COVID-19 reserve list.
Saints head coach Sean Payton stated last month that the entire staff was vaccinated.
Following the positive tests, NFL.com reports the Saints “will be in enhanced COVID-19 mitigation protocol” per league policy. A mask mandate and daily testing for all players and staff regardless of vaccination status is part of the protocol.
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