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The NFL has outlined its Covid-19 protocols for training camp and the preseason

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Each club was sent the guidelines Friday night as to how they should handle situations when a player has been exposed to COVID-19

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On Friday evening the NFL released its COVID-19 protocols for training camp and the preseason. The information mostly dives into how the league will treat exposures and positive tests among all team employees. The following protocols will be placed on anyone associated with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the other 31 teams.

We now know how much time a player would have to spend in quarantine should a positive test occur. Some other noteworthy points of the protocol include:

Exposure to someone with Covid-19:
-Test as soon as possible
-If the test is negative, testing will increase for the effected individual for up to 8 days
-Regular testing after 8 days is up

Positive Covid-19 test - no symptoms
-No return until 10 days after initial positive test
-Return is possible after 5 days with 2 consecutive negative tests separated by 24 hours

Positive Covid-19 test - with symptoms
-10 days in quarantine since symptoms first appeared
-72 hours passed since last symptom
-Return approved from physician or NFL Chief medical officer
-Local requirements are satisfied

Other information:
-Players are not required to stay in a team hotel for training camp
-Punishment for not following protocol include: “Should a Club employee or other member of the Club’s staff knowingly and materially fail to follow these protocols, they will be subject to discipline.”
-No in-person media interviews

More protocols still has to be figured out but most rules are now officially in place. Stay tuned to the BTSC feed for breaking news during this unprecedented offseason.