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NFL stops daily COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated players

The NFL and the NFL players affiliation agreed to stop daily COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated players, permitting them to observe the protocols that have been issued for vaccinated players and coaches in December. 

The league despatched a memo to the remaining eight groups within the NFL playoffs on Friday, eliminating the designation between unvaccinated and vaccinated players. 

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The league’s change comes after the variety of circumstances of the omicron variant. All players and tiered employees will bear enhanced symptom screening, symptom-based testing and focused surveillance testing. 

In response to the NFL’s most recent COVID-19 data from Jan. 13, 95% of players and practically 100% of employees members are vaccinated. Of all of the unvaccinated players remaining on playoff groups, solely a couple of dozen haven’t had COVID-19 already according to Pelissero, so the newest change will solely have an effect on a small variety of individuals.

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