KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, Feb. 2 | NFL.com reporter Tom Pelissero reports that the close contact that landed the players on the COVID-19 reserve list was a barber.
The barber tested negative five days in a row and was cutting hair at the Chiefs facility Sunday when a final test came back positive during Kilgore's haircut.
Robinson had his hair cut by the barber the previous day outside of the facility.
Kilgore was the first in line, so no other players were attended to by the barber. The barber and players were wearing masks.
ORIGINAL STORY, Feb. 1 | With less than a week before Super Bowl LV kicks off in Tampa Bay, the coronavirus pandemic continues to loom large.
On Monday, ESPN senior NFL writer Adam Schefter tweeted that two Kansas City Chiefs players, wide receiver Damarcus Robinson and center Daniel Kilgore have been placed on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list.
The designation was due to possible exposure to a close contact.
And Super Bowl LV has its first COVID issues: Chiefs placed center Daniel Kilgore and WR Demarcus Robinson on the Reserve/COVID-19 due to close contact, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 1, 2021
The pair now enter a protocol that could still leave them in position to play Sunday.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said none of the players have tested positive for the virus. If the two continue to test negative they should be able to play Sunday.