The test results are in and 1.9 percent of the roughly 7000 fans tested at the Buffalo Bills’ facility tested positive for COVID-19 this week. Tests were mandatory to attend the game and administered on Wednesday and Thursday with final results coming on Friday.
1.9% was the positivity rate of those who were tested before the #Bills game tomorrow.— Joseph Spector (@GannettAlbany) January 8, 2021
There were 7,000 tests done of fans wanting to go to the game... pic.twitter.com/bxl4pVv7ey
Roughly 130 fans came back positive out of the 6700 to 7000 tests conducted at Bills Stadium earlier this week. Considering all the people who took the test were probably healthy and close to or entirely asymptomatic, it seems that the cautionary step of testing every person that will potentially be in the stadium in Saturday wasn’t an overly oppressive requirement.
Fans were required to complete their test at the Bills’ facility and were not allowed to provide their own COVID-19 test or get tested at any other facility if they want to attend the game.
Lines moved quickly each day, with 30 bays running tests and ticket holders not even leaving their vehicles.
The Bills host the Indianapolis Colts this Saturday at 1:05 p.m. EST. Fans are required to bring proof of their negative test (hard copy or email on their phone) along with their ticket.