The Edmonton Elks conducted two days of extensive COVID-19 testing on Friday, Aug. 27 and Saturday, Aug. 28 without detecting any further positive cases. The team has now gone three full days without any further positive cases, which means the club should soon be eligible to return to the field.
It was also determined that one of the original 14 positive tests has been deemed a false positive. The original test was conducted on Tuesday, Aug. 24 but three subsequent negative tests have rules out the possibility of the player having the virus.
Edmonton is set to complete their ten-day isolation period on Tuesday, Aug. 31 and return to the team’s practice facility on Wednesday, Sept. 1. The team will continue daily testing through Tuesday.
The Elks are scheduled to visit the Calgary Stampeders on Monday, Sept. 6 for the annual Labour Day Classic. Given that the outbreak appears to be over, the game should proceed as scheduled barring any further setbacks.
The team did not provide an update on the status of its postponed Week 4 game against the Toronto Argonauts, which was supposed to take place on Thursday, Aug. 26.