NFL Updates COVID Protocols: Masks Are Back

The NFL and NFLPA agreed to update COVID protocols on Thursday.

According to the memo, the new protocol makes masks mandatory for players, staff, and coaches regardless of vaccination status.

The adjusted protocols will follow several guidelines from 2020, such as a weight room limit of 15 players and no gathering for meals. In addition, all meetings must now be outdoors -- in large practice bubbles -- or virtual.

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On Monday, the NFL reported 37 total positive tests, the highest in the NFL since the start of COVID.

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