Protocol snafu allows Chiefs fan, who later tested COVID-19 positive, in Arrowhead

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Posted at 3:59 PM, Sep 19, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There was a lapse in protocol when a fan who later was reported to be COVID-19 positivewas allowed into a suite at the Kansas City Chiefs home opener, according to the Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department.

Fans are required to have a negative test prior to sitting in a suite, the department said.

The Kansas City Chiefs said in statement that they are aware the "individual apparently violated the suite testing protocol that is in place."

"We have worked with the health department and the testing lab to strengthen the integrity of the suite testing process," the Chiefs said in the statement.

The fan tested positive after attending the Sept. 10 game against the Houston Texans. Ten others are in quarantine as a result.

The Chiefs return to Arrowhead Oct. 4 to take on the New England Patriots.