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.
Mid-October kickoff? No bye week? Late February Super Bowl?— Sports Business Journal (@sbjsbd) April 28, 2020
These are just some possibilities being looked at by the #NFL in the event the #COVID19 pandemic forces the league to move its schedule. Our @Ourand_SBJ + @BenFischerSBJ have the details ⬇️
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