Cleveland Browns shut facility, reopen for sixth time in past month

The Cleveland Browns closed their practice facility Wednesday after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19, like other times, they reopened it a short time later and will conduct practice.

While the facility was closed, the team performed contact tracing to identify any potential high-risk close contacts.

This is the sixth time the facility has been closed for contact tracing since Nov. 13. Five players from the active roster tested positive for the coronavirus over the past three weeks, forcing the team to close its facility multiple times to allow for contact tracing.

Star defensive end Myles Garrett was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, clearing the way for his return for Cleveland's game Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. Fullback Andy Janovich also was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list this week.