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NFL gives teams planner for total reopening of facilities

NFL gives teams planner for total reopening of facilities
Posted at 9:28 AM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 13:34:58-04

The NFL and the players' union have sent a planner to the 32 teams outlining procedures for the full reopening of their practice facilities.

A lengthy memo written by Commissioner Roger Goodell and approved by the NFL Players Association described protocols focusing on screening, testing, infection prevention, and treatment for COVID-19, including response for new infections.

In the memo, which CBS Sports' Jonathan Jones shared via Twitter, gives details on how NFL officials want teams to reconfigure their locker rooms to keep lockers 6-feet apart.

Also included were instructions on proper facility access, cleaning and disinfecting; physical distancing; hygiene, health education, and medical services; food preparation; supplies; and team travel.

No timetable has been set for the return of most players to team complexes. Only players rehabilitating injuries have been allowed to enter the buildings.