(CBS Atlanta)- The Falcons announced Thursday that it would be shutting down IBM Performance Field due to a new positive COVID test. The team said the move is being made “out of an abundance of caution.”

“Out of an abundance of caution following one new positive test, we have made the decision to stop all in-person work at IBM Performance Field Thursday and will conduct all operations virtually. This decision was made in consultation with the NFL and medical officials. The health and safety of our team is our highest priority.”

The team’s statement follows initial reports from ESPN’s Adam Schefter Thursday morning that the team had four positives show up in the latest round of testing.

Schefter has since updated that reporting after the Falcons statement, saying that a league official stated the Falcons positive test came from a member of the organization that was not a player.

While the facility has been shut down, it doesn’t necessarily mean the team’s game Sunday won’t be played. A similar situation developed last Friday when a New York Jets player was presumed to have tested positive, resulting in the shutdown of their facility. But, after another round of testing, all members of the organization tested negative and the Jets were allowed to play against the Cardinals on Sunday.

The news for the Falcons comes two days after the team placed rookie defensive lineman Marlon Davidson on the Reserve/COVID-19 list due to a positive test.

The team said Wednesday they were entering into the league’s intensive protocols.

At 0-5, the Falcons are scheduled to play the 1-4 Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis on Sunday.

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