The NFL cites exterior influences for the newest set of constructive coronavirus assessments, together with exposures through the vacation season.
There have been 21 new confirmed constructive assessments amongst gamers and 37 amongst different personnel within the league’s newest spherical of testing for COVID-19.
Dr. Allen Sills, the league’s chief medical officer, referred to 3 sources of publicity: family, exterior medical suppliers, and group/social settings.
“We shared that message with all our golf equipment and the gamers affiliation,” Sills stated Wednesday, noting that the vacation season is just not over. He additionally talked about that there was widespread testing with members of the family “and as we have seen the numbers rise, golf equipment have seen that and tried to check extra members of the family.”
Sills and his workers performed a name with the 32 golf equipment on Tuesday because the league seems to be towards the postseason for 14 groups and the offseason for the remainder.
“We’re doing calls with the groups headed or probably headed to the playoffs,” he stated. “To share what we now have discovered over 5 months and the way we are able to double down as we enter the playoffs. We had a name final night time planning for the offseason” for such gadgets as cadence of testing and get in touch with tracing.
Daybreak Aponte, the league’s chief administrative officer for soccer operations, confused that the “protocols is not going to change as we head into the postseason.”
“We additionally issued a memo that lined post-elimination protocols,” she stated. “They apply for seven days following (a workforce’s) elimination, and embrace each day testing and different protocols that can stay in place. Following these seven days, the testing could be handed over to the membership for a way they wish to conduct that.”
The NFL has performed all 240 video games scheduled via Week 16, though there have been a number of video games moved to new dates due to COVID-19 points.