Health and safety protocols, COVID-19 tests underway as Falcons vets report

Falcons veterans will be streaming in starting Tuesday, but they won’t actually be hitting the field until next week at the earliest. Falcons rookies came in and started testing last week. Tuesday's intake process will mark the first of many COVID-19 tests as the team prepares for the 2020 season. After that first test, players and select staff members will then isolate and get a second one later in the week, according to head team physician, Dr. Kyle Hammond. Both of those must be negative before being able to enter and get physicals done — a typical requirement for the players to get back to football in a normal year. Then for the first two weeks of camp, COVID-19 tests will continue daily.

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