A memo this Wednesday, from Commissioner Roger Goodell of the NFL, laid the foundation on how team facilities should reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Goodell sought the counsel of government officials concerning the planning of safety measures such as an infection response team and measures that include social distancing for the planning of reopening of club facilities.
Since March 25, all NFL club facilities have been closed for safety reasons during the pandemic. According to NFL.com, the memo had advised clubs concerning the protocols that are to be in place by May 15 and would be further advised when the club facilities would open formally.
Some of the protocols are wearing a face mask and mandatory temperature screening of employees and visitors.
Commissioner Goodell didn’t know what to expect in the near future. However, the protocols were put in place to create a path for reopening.