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Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid: ‘Our Heart Goes Out To Everyone’ Suffering From Coronavirus

Head coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after defeating San Francisco 49ers by 31 - 20in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said “our heart goes out to everyone” suffering from the coronavirus pandemic.

The Super Bowl-winning coach spoke to the media during a conference call on Thursday, April 2.

“Our heart goes out to everyone who is suffering from this, said Reid. “I know it’s a crazy time right now.”

The Chiefs’ coach said that he is appreciative of all those who are working to fight and contain the virus. He said that all of Kansas City’s players and coaches are doing well.

Reid also highlighted how the team is trying its best to continue work despite social distancing.

Instead of working from Kansas City’s team facilities, Reid is continuing his preparation for the 2020 NFL season from home during the pandemic.

Reid and the Chiefs recently defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV.

After the championship victory, Reid gave a shoutout to his alma mater, BYU, alongside Cougar legend Steve Young.

When Young was a quarterback at BYU, he credited Reid — an offensive lineman — for teaching him everything he knew about the QB position.

Reid is the seventh winningest coach in NFL history with 207 wins over 21 years as an NFL head coach.

The Kansas City coach played offensive tackle at BYU from 1978-80. A year later Reid started his coaching career as a graduate assistant under legendary BYU coach LaVell Edwards.

Since the passing of Edwards in 2016, current BYU head coach Kalani Sitake has highlighted Reid as a mentor.

Coronavirus Resources

How Do I Prevent It?

The CDC has some simple recommendations, most of which are the same for preventing other respiratory illnesses or the flu:

  • Avoid close contact with people who may be sick
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

The CDC does not recommend wearing a face mask respirator to protect yourself from coronavirus unless a healthcare professional recommends it.

How To Get Help

If you’re worried you may have COVID-19, you can contact the Utah Coronavirus Information Line at 1-800-456-7707 to speak to trained healthcare professionals. You can also use telehealth services through your healthcare providers.

Additional Resources

If you see evidence of PRICE GOUGING, the Utah Attorney General’s Office wants you to report it. Common items in question include toilet paper, water, hand sanitizer, certain household cleaners, and even cold medicine and baby formula. Authorities are asking anyone who sees price gouging to report it to the Utah Division of Consumer Protection at 801-530-6601 or 800-721-7233. The division can also be reached by email at consumerprotection@utah.gov.

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