In a memo released Thursday, the NFL and NFLPA announced the league is suspending their joint COVID-19 proticols “effective immediately.”
That means no more testing, no more tracking, no more quarantining and no more masks, unless local laws require them.
“Based on current encouraging trends regarding the prevalence and severity of COVID-19, the evolving guidance from the CDC, changes to state law and the counsel of our respective experts, the NFL and NFLPA have agreed to suspend all aspects of the joint COVID-19 Protocols, effective immediately,” the memo said. “We will continue to prioritize the health and safety of players, coaches and staff, as we have throughout the pandemic.”
NFL and NFLPA “have agreed to suspend all aspects of the joint COVID-19 Protocols, effective immediately” per this memo sent out today: pic.twitter.com/VTLJHqpbjt
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 3, 2022
Despite all the changes, the league said if anyone does experience COVID-19 symptoms, they must report it to their team and take a COVID-19 test. If someone tests positive, they must isolate for five days.
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