Just as a reminder or to those that have not read the latest understanding from researchers on COVID:
"How soon after I'm infected with the new coronavirus will I start to be contagious?
The time from exposure to symptom onset (known as the incubation period) is thought to be three to 14 days, though symptoms typically appear within four or five days after exposure.
We know that a person with COVID-19 may be contagious 48 to 72 hours before starting to experience symptoms. Emerging research suggests that people may actually be most likely to spread the virus to others during the 48 hours before they start to experience symptoms"
source is Harvard Health Publishing https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/if-youve-been-exposed-to-the-coronavirus (scroll way down to get to this quote)
Now, players are being tested everyday so, if any players caught the virus Monday night, there is reason to hope they will test positive by Saturday. If they do not, and are actually infected, one can feel somewhat reassured the window between not testing positive YET and STILL BEING CONTAGIOUS is a narrow window. To be clear, yes, one can test negative and be contagious but it is more typical that a person tests positive, before having symptoms in this frequent testing environment, prior to being contagious.
Having said this, I am furious that these players did this and now the Bills are now at risk playing them this Sunday (however small the risk).
OK, folks, not the right place to discuss covid-19 incubation period, when people start being contagious, or the sensitivity and selectivity of different tests. Somewhere Else, Not Here -mod]