The league has been dismayed by the increase of positive cases around the United States, and the festivities of the following weeks
With the approximation of Thanksgiving Day and the cases by COVID-19 rising again in the country, the NFL issued a memo to its teams Tuesday night detailing changes to its protocols by COVID-19including mandatory tests for all players and employees on Mondays and Wednesdays after the celebration, and mandatory wearing of face masks for all players and employees within the facilities from November 25 to December 1.
The memorandum, of which a copy was obtained by ESPN, also establishes new requirements for surveillance cameras in club facilities, with the aim of applying the protocols of COVID-19. The statement notes that the league has been “periodically reviewing surveillance videos at club facilities to ensure compliance with protocols. Disciplinary measures have been imposed against individual players and teams, as appropriate.”
Effective November 29, all teams in the NFL they will be required to have video cameras installed in their gyms and cafeterias, including outdoor gyms or practice bubbles. Teams must keep videos from those cameras for 30 days in case the league requests to review them for the purpose of determining whether people are following the mask rules in the complexes.
The memo seems especially dismayed by the Thanksgiving Day. It indicates that the teams of the NFL “offer car tests”, for friends and family who will be or will visit employees or players for the party. “Such tests must be applied before friends or family interact with players and employees.”
All level 1 and 2 individuals, regardless of immunization status, will undergo Mesa testing on Monday, November 29, and Wednesday, December 1. Under current protocols, unvaccinated players must be tested every day and wait for their negative results before they can enter the building, while vaccinated players and employees must be tested once a week, and should not wait for their results. before entering. For the week of Thanksgiving Day, vaccinated players will be tested on Monday and Wednesday.
The memorandum also provides reminders regarding how testing procedures and mask requirements are expected to be performed for all team members traveling on buses or airplanes.