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Raiders stadium construction worker tests positive for coronavirus

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Raiders stadium construction worker tests positive for coronavirus

Allegiant Stadium construction just off the Las Vegas Strip has carried on during the coronavirus pandemic that has forced schools and non-essential businesses across the country to shutter on local, state and federal government orders.

One of the workers on-site building the Raiders new stadium tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement issued by the Mortenson-McCarthy construction companies on Wednesday obtained by multiple Las Vegas media outlets.

According to Mortenson-McCarthy, a joint-venture in charge of stadium construction, workers were adhering to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention guidelines on social distancing, so the worker diagnosed with COVID-19 was not in close proximity to other workers.

The worker who tested positive hasn’t been on the site since last week and will not return to work until cleared to return.

The area where the infected person worked was immediately shut down and sanitized. Stadium construction continues in other areas of the project.

[RELATED: NFL doctors stopping all physicals until coronavirus pandemic passes]

Here’s the statement in full, via KVVU-TV in Las Vegas:

Construction is considered an essential business in Nevada, and the public health crisis isn't expected to delay the opening of the Raiders' new stadium in 2020.

How Raiders' Nick Kwiatkoski showed his value with Bears last season

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How Raiders' Nick Kwiatkoski showed his value with Bears last season

When opportunity knocked last year for Nick Kwiatkoski, the Chicago Bears’ four-year reserve linebacker, he answered.

With free agency looming, he was put in position to show the rest of the NFL what the Bears privately knew about the high-motor, highly athletic 26-year-old: It wasn’t a lack of ability that prevented Kwiatkoski from being a full-time starter, it was that the Bears had some of the best players in football at his position.

In Kwiatkoski, the Bears’ depth chart was hiding a starting caliber linebacker. And not just a situational one, but the highly coveted three-down kind who can play the run and the pass.

All of which he showed in an eight-game stint at the end of the 2019 season. He had 50 tackles, two sacks, four tackles for loss and four pass breakups to firmly establish himself as a valuable free agent target.

READ ABOUT KWIATKOSKI AT REVIEW-JOURNAL

 

Raiders' Zay Jones shares heartwarming story amid racial tensions

Raiders' Zay Jones shares heartwarming story amid racial tensions

The death of George Floyd while in police custody Monday in Minnesota has re-ignited racial tensions in the United States.

Protests are occurring in cities all over the country, and professional athletes are speaking up about their experiences.

On Saturday, Raiders wide receiver Zay Jones shared a heartwarming story on Twitter about an encounter he had with an woman at a home goods store.

That's powerful.

Jones, a Dallas, Texas native, was acquired by the Raiders in a trade with the Buffalo Bills last October.

In 10 games for the Raiders, Jones caught 20 passes for 147 yards.

[RELATED: Jones, Carr building chemistry]

But receiving this unnamed woman into his arms is the biggest catch of Jones' career.

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