Nov 1, 2020; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin during the first half against the Baltimore Ravens  at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

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Steelers’ staffer tests positive for COVID-19

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced that a staff member received a positive COVID-19 test result on Saturday, the team’s first since they opened training camp in August.

“The Steelers were informed this morning that a staff member tested positive for COVID-19, and he has self-quarantined. The Steelers are working with the NFL and medical advisors to complete the necessary contact tracing,” a statement from the team said.

“We will continue to evaluate the situation and make the appropriate adjustments, as necessary, that best protect our players, coaches and staff members.”

The Steelers (7-0) are scheduled to travel to Dallas to face the Cowboys (2-6) on Sunday. It’s unclear whether contact tracing will result in any other players or staff being available for the trip.

The NFL reportedly fined the Steelers and coach Mike Tomlin a total of $350,000 for mask violations during Sunday’s win against the Baltimore Ravens.

Tomlin was wearing a neck gaiter in Baltimore but was seen several times with it pulled down below his face during the Steelers’ 28-24 victory.

The league issued the same penalties to five teams and coaches earlier this season.

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