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False Positive COVID-19 Tests Cancel N.Y. Jets Practice

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The National Football League says the New York Jets had 10 false-positive COVID-19 tests over the weekend. The Jets had canceled practice Saturday night out of an abundance of caution.

The NFL said in the statement that several positive tests came from a New Jersey laboratory. That lab is now working to confirm or rule out those rapid COVID-19 tests.

Some staffers with the New York Giants also had some issues with presumptive positive tests.

The teams are three weeks out from their season-openers. Coaches say they are working with their testing partners in coordinating accurate daily testing and contact tracing before the regular season.

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's managing editor. He also hosts the climate podcast Higher Ground. J.D. reports for public radio stations across the Northeast, is a journalism educator and proud SPJ member.