By Adam Roberts – 4/13/2021
The NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero is reporting that the NFL is making a strong push to get team employees vaccinated against COVID-19 while not going so far as to directly mandate them.
In a memo released today, the league said that “any team employee who refuses a COVID-19 vaccination without “bona fide medical or religious ground” will be barred from Tier 1 or Tier 2 status, and thus have restricted access within the team facility and not work directly with players, per sources.” The memo also says that teams must report their number of vaccinated employees weekly as the league and players’ association continue to figure out when teams can relax their COVID protocols.
This comes the same day that the Denver Broncos became the first team in the league to protest in-person team activities, which the players’ association has encouraged teams to boycott.
You can read the full memo here.