NFL teams in states where home stay restrictions have been relaxed enough to allow it to reopen their facilities on Tuesday, May 6.
With restrictions on staying at home in New Jersey, the New York Giants will not be among these teams.
“It takes more than four days to reopen a facility that has been closed for two months,” the Giants said in a statement. “We are subject to state regulations. Ultimately, when we are allowed to go back on all fronts, we will protect those in our building in an orderly, systematic and safe manner. This is a process and a protocol that we have been developing for a month or two. “
According to NFL.com, team facilities may reopen provided they do so in accordance with “applicable national and local regulations, meet additional public health requirements in their jurisdiction, and have implemented implements the protocols developed by Dr. Sills and distributed to all clubs. May 6. ”
Here is more on the guidelines for the statement released by the office of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell:
During this first reopening phase, the following elements are in place:
- Teams are not allowed to have more than 50% of the staff in the establishment, and this number cannot exceed 75 people. This total is for all club locations combined.
- No member of the coaching staff is authorized to return to the establishment in order to “guarantee equity between the 32 clubs”. The bodybuilding and fitness trainer can only continue to work in the establishment if this person “is currently participating in the rehabilitation of the player”.
- No player is allowed in the establishment other than those currently being processed.
- Teams should promptly report any COVID-19 incidents in the facility.
- Teams must report any changes to government regulations without delay.