8:32 AM PT -- Good news ... the Indianapolis Colts say the 4 people who initially tested positive for COVID are now testing negative -- which means they're re-opening the team facility.
In other words, the Colts believe the initial testing produced false-positives -- and they now believe it's safe to prepare for Sunday's game.
The team put out a statement saying, "Earlier this morning, we were informed that four individuals within the organization tested positive for COVID-19."
"The 4 positive samples were re-tested and have been confirmed negative."
"After consultation with the NFL and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Allen Sills, the team will open the practice facility this afternoon under the league's intensive protocol and will continue preparation for Sunday's game against Cincinnati."
More COVID problems in the NFL -- the Indianapolis Colts say "several" members of the organization tested positive Friday ... so they're shutting down the team facility.
"This morning, we were informed that several individuals within our organization have tested positive for COVID-19," the team said in a statement.
"The team is currently in the process of confirming those tests. In the meantime, the practice facility will be closed and the team will work remotely while following NFL protocols."
"We are in communication with the NFL and will have more information when available."
The team has not identified the people who tested positive -- unclear if it's players, coaches, execs, etc.
The Colts -- led by QB Philip Rivers -- are scheduled to host the Cincinnati Bengals in Indy on Sunday. But, now it seems that game could be postponed or canceled if the COVID tests are confirmed.
The Colts news comes one day after the Atlanta Falcons closed their facility following positive COVID tests.