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Tampa Bay Rowdies Confirm Three Positive COVID-19 Tests

By Staff, 10/30/20, 1:00PM EDT


Head Coach Neill Collins and two additional covered persons test positive; rapid testing for all Rowdies players and staff yield zero additional positive cases

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Rowdies announced today that Head Coach Neill Collins and two additional members of the club’s covered persons list have tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Sunday’s USL Championship Final against Phoenix Rising FC (8:30 p.m. ET | ESPN).

Collins and the two additional covered persons were immediately isolated at home and are recovering in good spirits under the care of team physicians and infectious disease experts. All league, local and state health and wellness protocols continue to be followed.

Upon receiving the results, all Rowdies players, staff and executives underwent urgent rapid testing at the medical facilities of Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays, with the results yielding zero additional positive tests. 

In addition, the USL Championship Final’s digital pre-match press conference has been moved to 4 p.m. ET. 

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