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Minkah Fitzpatrick tests positive for COVID-19, joins Ben Roethlisberger on reserve/COVID list


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It was announced on Saturday night that Ben Roethlisberger tested positive for COVID-19, causing him to miss Sunday's game against the Lions. And now, it's being reported by Kimberley Martin of ESPN that free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick has tested positive for COVID-19, as well. Fitzpatrick joins Roethlisberger on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

If Fitzpatrick is vaccinated and asymptomatic, Fitzpatrick will be able to return in less than 10 days as long as he gets two negative test results 24 hours apart from one another. If Fitzpatrick isn't vaccinated, he'll be out for Sunday night's game against the Chargers, as he will have to miss at least 10 days before being cleared.


Roethlisberger is vaccinated, so he'll have to gets two negative test results in a 24-hour span. If symptomatic for both Roethlisberger and Fitzpatrick, they need two negative tests within 24 hours apart after being symptom free for 48 hours.






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