The NFL knowledgeable golf equipment Tuesday that group staff who refuse a COVID-19 vaccine is not going to have full entry to the group facility or be capable to work straight with gamers (Twitter hyperlink by way of NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero). Solely staff with “bona fide medical or non secular floor” shall be thought of exempt from the rule. In any other case, non-vaccinated staff is not going to be granted Tier 1 or Tier 2 standing.
The total memo from the league workplace outlines extra protocols for golf equipment. As an illustration, groups shall be required to report their variety of vaccinated staff on a weekly foundation. In the meantime, the league remains to be in talks with the NFLPA to find out the thresholds and milestones at which protocols on testing, PPE and journey might be relaxed.
All through the offseason, commissioner Roger Goodell has mentioned that the league will take a gradual strategy as issues return to regular. Along with urging as many individuals as potential to get the vaccine, Goodell indicated that he’ll maintain different safeguards in place.
“Digital conferences have now turn out to be customary within the NFL; we’re not going to have as a lot (in-person) conferences once we get again,” Goodell mentioned in March. “I feel know-how is one thing we have now embraced and can make us higher.”