CFL postpones Edmonton Elks-Toronto Argonauts game due to COVID-19 among Edmonton players

The Canadian Football League announced that it is postponing this Thursday’s game in Toronto between the Toronto Argonauts and Edmonton Elks after receiving word earlier Sunday that a number of Elks players have tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the CFL, the move is in keeping with the standard of care for COVID-19 and professional sport. The league also went on to say that it is putting the health and safety of players, coaches, and staff – as well as public health – above all other considerations.

The Elks will not practice or travel until CFL chief medical officers and public health officials have assured us it is safe for them to do so. All of the Elks’ Tier One personnel, including players, coaches and support staff will now be subjected to an enhanced testing protocol which includes isolation.

The Elks’ most recent opponent, the BC Lions, will participate in an enhanced protocol and will be monitored closely this week. According to the league’s chief medical officers, the Lions were not exposed to a high risk of infection. The league is now working to reschedule the game between the Elks and the Argonauts.


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