The NFL has announced that all the players will be tested for the Covid-19 pandemic for at least the first 2 weeks of the training camps. The players union and the NFL has reached an agreement as the rookies for Kansas City and Houston were all set to report to camp on Monday. On the other hand, the rookies from other teams begin arriving on Tuesday.
Sills said, “There’s no finish line with health and safety and I think these protocols are very much living and breathing documents, which means they will change as we gain new knowledge about this virus, as we gain new knowledge about transmission, as we gain new knowledge about testing and there are new tests and new techniques that come online. We very much anticipate that these protocols will change.”
“These are complicated issues which involve a lot of factors. But suffice it to say we very much look at it from a medical and public health standpoint, and we want to make sure that first and foremost we’re creating the safest possible environment for our players, for our coaches and our staff, but that we’re also operating within the safest environment for each one of our clubs’ locations, which means ongoing and regular communication with the public health authorities in those areas,” Sills added.
“Everything that we’re doing is centered around the concept of risk mitigation. We know that we can’t eliminate risk, but we’re trying to mitigate it as much as possible for everyone. We know that this is going to be a shared responsibility,” Sills continued.
“What’s good for players and what makes players and their families safer also makes coaches, staff and teams safer and, quite frankly, it makes our communities safer,” add Sills.