My doctor told me that he is sure me, my wife, and our two year-old daughter have COVID-19, but that’s the Ohio Health Department wasn’t administering tests because we aren’t high risk. I guess they just don’t want the real number of infected people in the state to be known.— Quentin Poling (@callmeQQQQQ) March 17, 2020
Poling is thought to be the first NFL player to indicate he may have contracted the virus.
A good update:
My family and I were contacted this morning by our other area hospital. They brought us in and tested us and had us in and out within 15 minutes. Apparently, it ISN’T that hard after all. Thanks to everyone for the support, my family and I will continue to quarantine here in Ohio— Quentin Poling (@callmeQQQQQ) March 18, 2020
Poling, 25, spent time on the Raiders’ practice squad last year and he has signed with the team to go to training camp this year. However, Poling will need a strong camp and preseason to make the roster. Picked in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL draft out of Ohio University by the Miami Dolphins, he also spent time with Atlanta.
Here’s to a speedy recovery to Poling and his family.
As a reminder, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is asking people to:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe