The NFL has stated that they will no longer be doing daily Covid-19 tests of players in the league. All 32 teams have shown a decrease in positive tests in the last month. This has allowed the drop off in daily tests.
“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. Effective immediately, all players and tiered staff will be subject to strategic and targeted testing.”Memo quoted in Deadline
It could possibly just be too expensive to sustain daily testing. Currently, they will only be testing players and staff who report symptoms. The problem is even if you don’t actually have any symptoms, you can still spread Covid-19 and it’s variants to others. So I guess we’ll have to wait and see what happens.
Fans are worried that not testing daily could backfire and ultimately cancel this year’s Super Bowl LVI next month.
The San Francisco 49ers beat the Green Bay Packers, and the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Los Angeles Rams in yesterday’s games. Today see two games; Los Angeles Rams vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Rams win!), and the Buffalo Bills vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. The playoffs are scheduled for next weekend.
Super Bowl LVI is set to take place in Los Angeles, CA on February 13th, 2022.