The NFL and NFL Gamers Affiliation have arrived at settlement on 1 of the most important lingering problems regarding the method to pro football in a pandemic.
For each a source with knowledge of the problem, the NFL has agreed to perform daily COVID-19 testing.
Mark Maske of the Washington Post experiences that the everyday screening will last for a minimal of two months, and that it thereafter can be altered. (The gamers will not want it to be altered.)
The players experienced pushed aggressively for day by day testing. The league experienced wished to examination less frequently, in portion for the reason that there are questions about the utility of day-to-day screening — in portion for the reason that examination results will not be readily available for roughly 24 several hours.
Still, more testing is superior than much less testing. As 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman not too long ago informed Peter King, the risk of fake positives and untrue negatives would make it even more important to exam more than and more than all over again.
It will not be inexpensive, but the NFL will foot the monthly bill. As one source explained it to PFT, BioReference Laboratories and the NFL have a general offer for 120 checks for each day, with a flat charge divided by the 32 teams. Excess tests are out there to every workforce at a rate of $125 per check.