Cleveland Browns re-open facility after contact tracing completed

BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns have re-opened their facility after it was shut down Friday morning after a player tested positive for COVID-19.

"The Browns facility re-opened this afternoon after contact tracing was completed and zero high-risk close contacts were identified," said the Browns via statement. "The team remains in NFL-NFLPA intensive protocol and will hold a practice session this afternoon."

The Browns also placed offensive guard Chris Hubbard on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Last weekend, the Browns had to place Baker Mayfield on the reserve/COVID-19 list after the quarterback came into contact with a staff member who tested positive for the coronavirus. Mayfield didn't test positive and returned to practice Wednesday.

"It's a full effort from everybody, not only just players but staff, families of staff and families of players," Mayfield said Wednesday, when asked about the challenges of navigating this season through the pandemic. "Everybody has a hand in the pot, and it's so true because of the close contacts. It's not just if you have COVID. It's if you have been around somebody, immediately you can be out for a few days. Where it hits in the week, it can be critical to a game or not. Lucky it was on a bye week, that's for sure."

The Browns host the Houston Texans on Sunday.