NFL to Require Vaccinations for Locker Room Access

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The National Football League has mandated full vaccinations for anyone entering a game-day locker room in the presence of players this season and capped locker room attendance for non-player personnel at 50 vaccinated individuals, effective immediately.

According to a league-wide memo obtained by The Associated Presspersonnel covered by the policy includes coaches, athletic trainers, equipment staffers, one general manager, one team security representative, three club communications media workers and one clubhouse support staffer.

One team COVID-19 protocol coordinator also may access the locker room for managing Kinexon devices (which are used for contact tracing, social distancing and a person's whereabouts) or to perform disinfection required by league protocols without counting against the maximum of 50, as reported by AP pro football writer Barry Wilner. All such individuals must be fully vaccinated.

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