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Broncos coach Curtis Modkins tests positive for COVID-19

Modkins will not travel to New England with team
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Posted at 11:31 AM, Oct 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-17 13:40:05-04

ENGLEWOOD -- Broncos running backs coach Curtis Modkins tested positive for COVID-19, and will not accompany the team to New England.

The game status remains on despite both the Broncos and Patriots having positive tests over the past three days. The Broncos learned this morning of Modkins' positive result, and the coach has moved to self-isolation. His son Jett, a Broncos intern who lives with Modkins, will also not travel.

An NFL spokesman told Denver7 that the Broncos' game is unchanged despite Modkins' positive test.

The Broncos issued a statement regarding Modkins.

"Curtis is currently at home in self-isolation and experiencing no symptoms. We have evaluated close contacts, administered necessary point of care testing (no positive COVID-19 results), and implemented additional health and safety measures at UCHealth Training Center, per NFL/NFLPA protocols," the Broncos said in a statement. "The Broncos remain in regular communication with the league office, NFL chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills and team medical staff. We will take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our team, opponents and community."

Modkins represents the team's first COVID-19 test since tight end Andrew Beck was sidelined before training camp.