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NFL Memo Indicates League is Looking at First Steps Toward Starting the 2020 Season

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1 year ago at 8:27 am ET
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NFL Memo Indicates League is Looking at First Steps Toward Starting the 2020 SeasonMatthew Emmons - USA TODAY Sports

What’s it going to take to open team facilities, the first step toward starting the 2020 season?  In a memo from League Commissioner Roger Goodell on May 6th, the teams were told to have a plan in place by today, May 15th .  How would they implement the protocols set up by the NFL?

“The protocols are intended to allow for a safe and phased re-opening”.  No players other than those requiring therapy and rehab that had started the program prior to the facilities being closed.

No team can re-open unless every team is eligible based upon individual state requirements.  New York and Boston will be given the ok to start much later than Florida and Texas.  But all 32 teams need to start together.

Teams will have to present their plans for re-opening to their local Government and public health officials.  The league plans to play the entire 2020 season but are realistic, they are prepared to make adjustments.

Dr Allen Sills generated the protocols and have reviewed them with Duke University infectious disease physicians, NFLPA physician Dr. Mayer and the CDC.

Initially, 50% of non-player personnel will reportedly be allowed in the building at one time (up to 75 people).  Each team will be required to identify an Infectious Control Officer to interface with league doctors.

But the league is working on the next phase of the plan.  This should be a much discussed topic at the league meetings starting May 19th.


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