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More workers at Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium test positive for coronavirus

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There are four new cases at the Las Vegas site

Allegiant Stadium Under Construction
Allegiant Stadium
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A coronavirus breakout at the site of the Raiders’ new stadium in Las Vegas is continuing to grow.

Four more workers have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a statement by Mortenson-McCarthy, the company that is building the stadium, as reported by 8NewsNow.com.

“Mortenson/McCarthy’s highest priority is the health and safety of our team members, project partners and the community. Since the onset of COVID-19, more than 4000 craft workers and various trade partners and vendors have been on site and the project has experienced a total of 7 confirmed positive cases to date.

All cases were limited in contact with others on site pursuant to strict social distancing protocols in place. We continue to collaborate with local labor groups and take immediate precautions to minimize the risk of coronavirus transmission.”

That brings the number of seven workers at Allegiant Stadium who have tested positive for coronavirus. As of April 20, all workers at the site are now required to wear masks.

Still, work continues on the $2.5 billion stadium that the Raiders plan to open this season. Numerous changes are detailed here.

However, there has been speculation that the Raiders may have to play elsewhere if the coronavirus numbers continue to rise at the work site. There is no guarantee the 2020 NFL season will start on time, anyway.

A Sports Business Journal report this week detailed a contingency plan that would start the regular season in October.