NFL suspends COVID protocol

Based on encouraging current trends, evolving guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, changes in state law, and advice from our respective experts, the NFL and Players Union (NFLPA) have agreed to suspend all aspects of the COVID-19 protocols, effective immediatelyindicates the document.

Among the scrapped measures are mandatory testing for players and staff, regardless of their vaccination status. Ditto for wearing a mask, subject to local regulations.

We will continue to prioritize the health and safety of players, coaches and staff, as we have done throughout the pandemic. If there is a need to reimpose aspects of the protocols or take other action, we will work closely with the clubs, the NFLPA and our respective experts, as well as local, state and federal health officials. public in this senseis added.

The NFL, which is the first professional sports league to suspend pandemic measures, said it would continue to comply with local and state regulations intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

All individuals should continue to be monitored daily for symptoms before entering club facilitieshowever, said the League, recalling that anyone who receives a positive result will have to self-isolate for the next five days.

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