The NFL is mandating that teams create tiers of access for players and staff in facilities to deal with coronavirus.
The memo mandates that teams divide their organizations into “tiers” that define where personnel can go and what they can do. The “tiers” are designed to limit access to restricted areas like the practice and stadium fields, sidelines, locker room and training rooms to essential personnel only. Teams must assign “tiers” to all their employees, who wear a “tiered” photographed credential to spell out their access.
NFL teams have spent recent days trying to figure out who to place in what tier, according to league sources. NFL teams must designate their Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 employees and turn the plans into the league office seven days before the first mandatory reporting date for players for the 2020 NFL season. No one quite knows when that reporting date will be, but 26 teams are scheduled to begin training camp July 28.
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