The good news in the NFL, during the personal draft of the teams, they will be able to remove face masks and avoid healthy distance, only for vaccinations.
The NFL Draft is getting closer, and teams are already analyzing all kinds of scenarios to strengthen their teams and novelty that may now be in person, but fortunately for attendees will be more relaxed about the restrictions they had been used for the spread of COVID-19.
The NFL sent a memorandum to all team members, in which it mentions that they can say goodbye to masks and social distance, as long as all personnel present meet certain requirements imposed by the league.
Mouth covers out and also the healthy distance, the NFL seeks at all costs to take a step towards normality for the new season, but it is necessary that the vaccines have been applied and not only the vaccination is sufficient, because other measures must be fulfilled.
In order to be in the event without a mask or distancing restriction, the person must have received two doses of Moderna or Pfizer vaccines and have completed the required period of two weeks after the injection, or have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and have completed the two-week post-injection requirement, according to the memo sent by the NFL.
This does not mean that only vaccinated people will attend the draft and that the use of face masks and social distance will be forgotten, since any recruiting member of the teams will be able to attend, and if they are not vaccinated, they will have to comply with the use of a mask and healthy distance.
Other measures for the draft
Even if the recruiters and team personnel are vaccinated, only a maximum of 10 people will be allowed in the player selection rooms. In addition, we know that it is a long and sometimes tiring event, that is why you can eat and drink if everyone in the room is vaccinated, an extra incentive.
If not all people are vaccinated, the recruiting room will be limited to a maximum of 20 people, and attendees must comply with the protocols that have been implemented, such as physical distancing and use of masks, and prohibits eating and drinking.
Another requirement of the NFL is that all teams must submit the plans for each of the drafting rooms to Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL’s medical director, for review and approval. Clubs may also use third-party off-site facilities with prior approval.