NFL coaching staff may return to facilities starting Friday

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The NFL informed the teams on Thursday that coaching staff will be allowed to return to the team’s facilities and the maximum number of authorized staff at these facilities will be increased to 100, effective Friday.

“As noted in previous advice on reopening facilities, this can only happen if your club has received the necessary permission from state and local governments to reopen facilities,” said a note to the teams. which was obtained by ESPN.

“Coaches and other football staff, especially those who may be in a high-risk category or who have concerns about their own medical condition, should speak with club medical staff or a doctor staff about any special precautions or other accommodation that may be appropriate. In addition, we will work with club medical staff to implement a Covid-19 testing program for coaching staff and other football staff before players return to club facilities, “said the memo.

The NFL predicts that the San Francisco 49ers will be the only team unable to make it to their facility on Friday.

“The team is aware of and supports this plan and has been in contact with their local authorities to obtain all necessary approvals when available,” said the league.

All of the team’s facilities were closed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, but started reopening last month.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell informed the teams earlier this week that they have to organize a training camp at their main training centers because of the virus. Players should not return to their team’s facilities before training camp, sources told ESPN Adam Schefter.

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