By BARRY WILNER, AP Professional Soccer Author
The NFL cites outdoors influences for the latest set of optimistic coronavirus assessments, together with exposures throughout the vacation season.
There have been 21 new confirmed optimistic 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 a few sources of publicity: family, outdoors medical suppliers, and group/social settings.
“We shared that message with all our golf equipment and the gamers affiliation,” Sills mentioned 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 appears 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 mentioned. “To share what now we have discovered over 5 months and the way we are able to double down as we enter the playoffs. We had a name final evening planning for the offseason” for such objects as cadence of testing and speak to tracing.
Daybreak Aponte, the league’s chief administrative officer for soccer operations, burdened that the “protocols is not going to change as we head into the postseason.”
“We additionally issued a memo that coated post-elimination protocols,” she mentioned. “They apply for seven days following (a group’s) elimination, and embody day by day testing and different protocols that can stay in place. Following these seven days, the testing could be handed over to the membership for the way they want to conduct that.”
The NFL has performed all 240 video games scheduled by way of Week 16, though there have been a number of video games moved to new dates due to COVID-19 points.
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