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Sport NFL makes major COVID-19 protocol changes, including team facilities shutting down for two days after games

19:45  04 december  2020
19:45  04 december  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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As the COVID - 19 pandemic affects everyday life in America, the NFL continues to adapt its standards accordingly. NFL chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills made as much clear during a conference call Wednesday while discussing the conversations he's had w.

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The NFL issued a memo to teams on Friday informing them of the latest adjustment to COVID-19 protocols.

League officials have lifted the 62-player game travel limit, and they have instructed teams to keep facilities closed for the two days following games. The NFL hopes that the change in protocol will help limit the spread of coronavirus throughout facilities following game days.

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The official source for NFL news, video highlights, fantasy football , game - day coverage, schedules Teams also have been instructed to close their facilities to players -- other than those undergoing OTAs are the latest event on the NFL calendar to be affected by the worldwide spread of COVID - 19 .

The news comes after two consecutive days of all negative tests out of Nashville, with the Titans hoping to return to the team facility . The Titans have dealt with a rash of positive COVID - 19 tests since their Week 3 game in Minnesota, with multiple players and team personnel contracting the virus.

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Beginning Dec. 7, teams that played on Sunday must keep their facilities closed for two days. Teams that play on Monday cannot open their doors until Thursday, and squads that play Thursday night games must keep their headquarters closed on Friday and Saturday. All meetings must take place virtually. Coaches may access the facility to work independently in their own offices but cannot meet with one another in person.

logo: The NFL on Friday announced changes to its coronavirus protocols. © Jeff Hanisch, Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports The NFL on Friday announced changes to its coronavirus protocols.

Players needing medical treatment or on rehabilitation programs may have access to the team facilities. Teams playing on short weeks may receive exceptions.

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The Indianapolis Colts shut down their facility Friday morning after learning multiple people tested NFL Network's Tom Pelissero said this is the first Covid - 19 issue the team has experienced since The team said the decision was made by NFL Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allen Sills after consulting

The NFL is shutting down the New England Patriots' training facility again. An additional Patriots player tested positive for COVID - 19 during Saturday's This will be the team 's third shutdown in the last 10 days . Patriots quarterback Cam Newton' s positive COVID - 19 test last week resulted in the

The NFL and NFL Players Association agreed to the changes in protocol with the hope that the measures will increase the league’s chances of completing the 2020 regular season uninterrupted. To date, the NFL’s teams have played 193 of the 2020 slate’s 256 games. Despite having to reshuffle contests at various points in the season, the league has managed to get all of the previously scheduled games in and maintains hope that the regular season will end on time.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: NFL makes major COVID-19 protocol changes, including team facilities shutting down for two days after games

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