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The Edmonton Elks announced Sunday that all PCR test results from both Friday, August 27 and Saturday, August 28 have come back negative. That means the Elks have now gone three consecutive days without a positive test, dating back to Thursday, August 26.
Also announced Sunday was a revised total for confirmed positive cases, as the number has dropped to 13. One of the Elks players initially identified as positive has been reclassified as a false positive. The player’s initial positive test result (collected on Aug. 24) was within a range that required further testing to confirm the positive test value. Three subsequent PCR test results all came back negative, and the player’s result was deemed a false positive.
The Elks remain on track to complete their 10-day isolation period on Tuesday, August 31, with a return to in-person activities scheduled for Wednesday, September 1. Daily PCR testing will continue for all Tier 1 players, coaches, and staff through the remainder of the isolation period.
Edmonton is scheduled to return to game action when they visit the Calgary Stampeders on Monday, September 6 for the Labour Day Classic.