NEW YORK, New York. (WRIC) – Based on a reduction in COVID-19 infection across the country and instructions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Football League has announced to teams that they will suspend all COVID-19 protocols that take effect immediately.
On Thursday, the NFL sent a note to employees of all 32 teams with news. The note included that all teams must continue to abide by state and local laws wherever they are, and that any team wishing to continue efforts to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 can do so. The note also states that protocols may be returned if COVID infection trends require it.
“We will continue to prioritize the health and safety of players, coaches and staff, as throughout the pandemic,” the note said. “If there are grounds to restore aspects of the protocols or take other action, we will work closely with clubs, the NFLPA and our relevant experts, as well as local, state and federal health officials, to continue to protect the health of the NFL Community.”
Some of the protocols that will be suspended include testing trailers at team facilities, regular testing of unvaccinated players, signs providing masks and social distancing, restrictions on capacity in team rooms and gyms, and Kine devices and devices. to control close contact.
According to NFL.com, 94.6% of players and nearly 100% of NFL staff are vaccinated, and 30 of 32 teams are vaccinated with more than 95%.