Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski remains away from the team after testing positive for COVID-19. Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Browns facility closed Friday morning as team awaits COVID-19 test results

The Cleveland Browns have not practiced this week leading up to the team's wild-card round showdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers, their AFC North rival. It's unclear if they'll be able to do so on Friday.

According to Mary Kay Cabot of, the Browns facility is closed on Friday morning as the team waits for results from its latest round of COVID-19 testing. 

Safety Ronnie Harrison, linebacker Montrel Meander, left guard Joel Bitonio and receiver KhaDarel Hodge were all placed on the reserve/COVID list this week. Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski and two other Browns assistant coaches have also tested positive for the virus. 

The players, Stefanski and the assistant coaches will not be on the sideline for Sunday's game against the Steelers. Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer will serve as the Browns' acting head coach. 

Sunday's matchup is the first time the Browns will compete in a playoff game since the 2002 season. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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