Joining the movement from Governor’s around the country….
The National Football League , which doesn’t hold practices for a few months will not be requiring testing or masks…
Teams have 95% to 100% vaccine rates….
The N.F.L. and the N.F.L. Players Association agreed to suspend all Covid-19 protocols, effective immediately, returning teams and players to pre-pandemic operations for the first time since March 2020. The N.F.L., which is not in season, is the first of the United States’ major professional sports leagues to halt its coronavirus-related policies.
Players and team staff members will no longer be required to wear masks inside facilities, adhere to social distancing measures or restrict access within team buildings based on vaccination or job function, according to a memo sent to all 32 teams on Thursday, though each team will have to comply with local ordinances governing mask mandates.
Teams are expected to provide an area where P.C.R. tests can be run on-site for anyone who self-reports coronavirus symptoms, but there will be no mandatory testing cadence. Those who test positive will be required to isolate for five days, as per current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The memo cited “encouraging trends” regarding the prevalence and severity of Covid-19 cases, evolving guidance from the C.D.C. and changes to state laws as reasons for the change….