NFLPA medical director Thom Mayer shared that the plan is to test all players (and presumably coaches) when they arrive, and then three times per week. He said there is a “90 percent chance” reliable saliva testing is available before players return to team facilities. A player who tests positive will be quarantined.
Training camps are scheduled to open around July 28. The union expects to settle on final league-approved protocols in the next 30 days, which would give teams about two weeks to make arrangements.
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