The National Football League has postponed Sunday's game between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs after Patriots quarterback Cam Newton reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.
In a statement, the NFL said the Chiefs also reported positive COVID-19 test results.
The Patriots-Chief game, which was scheduled for 4:25 p.m. Sunday in Kansas City, will be rescheduled to either Monday or Tuesday, according to the league.
"In consultation with infectious disease experts, both clubs are working closely with the NFL and the (NFL Players Association) to evaluate multiple close contacts, perform additional testing and monitor developments," the NFL's statement reads. "All decisions will be made with the health and safety of players, team and gameday personnel as our primary consideration."
Sister station WCVB confirmed that Newton had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Buses were ready and waiting at Gillette Stadium to bring the team to the airport Saturday afternoon, but players and coaches were seen walking past the buses and to their personal vehicles in the parking lot and leaving the premises.
Late Sunday morning, ESPN's Adam Schefter and Field Yates first reported that Newton had tested positive for the coronavirus and that he would miss Sunday's game.
In addition, NFL Network reporters Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero said that the Patriots' starting quarterback would be added to the COVID-19 reserve list and that he would miss the game in Kansas City.
Earlier this week, the NFL rescheduled a game between the Tennessee Titans and the Pittsburgh Steelers due to several positive COVID-19 tests among Titans players and staff.
In a statement, the Patriots said they were notified late Friday night that a player had tested positive for COVID-19, but did not identify that player.
According to the team, the player immediately entered self-quarantine. Several additional players, coaches and staff who have been in close contact with the player received point-of-care tests Saturday morning and all of them tested negative for COVID-19.
"We are in close consultation with the NFL, as well as our team of independent doctors and specialists, and will follow their guidance regarding our scheduled trip to Kansas City and the game against the Chiefs," the team's statement reads. "The health and safety of our team, as well as our opponent, are of highest priority."