NFL Updates COVID-19 Protocols As Cases Spike

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NFL Updates COVID-19 Protocols As Cases Spike
The NFL has updated its protocols and advocated for booster shots in reaction to an increase in COVID-19 cases around the league.

The NFL is making some changes to its COVID protocol.

Players and staff will have to wear masks -- regardless of their vaccination status. Meetings will be held either outside or remotely and no more in-person meals or outside visitors while teams are traveling.

The league is also strongly encouraging booster shots. The league and the player's association say more changes are coming.

In a joint statement they said "after this weekend's games, we have agreed to put into place a new set of protocols which will include a more targeted testing plan, more flexibility for players to attend meetings virtually and also a high-risk player opt-out for the remainder of the season."