BREAKING NFL Closes All Team Facilities.

Published March 25, 2020 at 10:10

The NFL has joined the rest of the country in quarantine and coronavirus prevention measures. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent out a league wide memo late last night forcing all teams to close their doors. The team has until Wednesday at 6PM local time to grab everything they need before the doors must stay shut until April 8.Here's there memo courtesy of Pro Football Talk:«To ensure that all clubs operate on a level playing field, and that the NFL continues to conduct itself in a responsible way at this time, it is appropriate to outline certain principles that will apply during the current period,» Goodell wrote. «These principles have been reviewed with and endorsed by the Competition Committee and will remain in effect until further notice.»The only exceptions are: (1) athletic trainers or physicians who are providing ongoing medical treatment to players (this already qualified as the only reason a player could enter a team facility); (2) employees, such as the director of facilities, security personnel, or independent contractors, necessary to maintain the physical security of the facility and its contents; and (3) employees such as technology personnel necessary to maintain the security and operational capabilities of the club's IT network to enable remote work by club football and business staff.All normal business operations, including signing players, evaluating draft-eligible prospects, selling tickets, and other activities to prepare for the 2020 season, are allowed to continue as normal with employees working remotely.«The challenges we face are not unique — many businesses and individuals throughout the country are experiencing and addressing similar issues,» Goodell wrote. «Please be assured that the NFL is well-positioned to meet these operational challenges as we prepare to offer our fans and the country an outstanding 2020 NFL season.»This could be a step to making sure that the NFL Draft isn't delayed.

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