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NFL stops daily COVID-19 testing for the unvaxxed

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The NFL forced the majority of its players to get the vaccine. While they pushed it on their players, there were still players, who refused to get the vaccine.

Now, those who refused to get the vaccine will not have to undergo daily COVID-19 testing anymore. The league sent out a memo to all of its teams that they no longer need to do the daily testing of the unvaxxed.

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The league claims in the memo that their numbers have decreased in the past month.

“Following consultation with our jointly retained infectious disease experts, the NFL and NFL Players Association have updated the NFL-NFLPA COVID-19 protocols to eliminate the distinction between vaccinated and unvaccinated players to determine testing cadence,” the memo reportedly said. “Effective immediately, all players and tiered staff will be subject to strategic and targeted testing.”

If you have any type of symptoms, then the league will test you.

“This comprehensive, symptom-based approach to testing reflects our recent experience with the omicron variant and conforms to current public health recommendations and best practices employed in healthcare, and offers the best opportunity for identifying and treating cases promptly and avoiding spread within the facility,” the memo stated.

The league says that those, who are unvaccinated, will have to go through their symptom screening and surveillance program.

This comes with just eight teams remaining in the playoffs. In those eight teams, reportedly there are just 12 players, who are unvaccinated, according to ESPN, including Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

He took heat earlier this season for saying that he was immunized. He also allegedly tested positive and missed a game against the Kansas City Chiefs in November.

Earlier this season, the league had more than 100 players on the reserve/COVID-19 list in a week. The majority of the players, who had been placed on the list were vaccinated.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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