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NFL Orders Teams To Shut Down All in Person Activities On Monday and Tuesday

The NFL has issued a shutdown of all team facilities in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 amongst staff and players.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sent the memo late Friday night, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero tweeted the page-long memo which stated in-person meetings are prohibited on Monday and Tuesday and must be held virtually.

Tom Pelissero Tweeted: “The NFL informed clubs all in-person team activities will be prohibited this coming Monday and Tuesday — a mitigation measure in light of rising COVID-19 positivity rates across the country and many players and staff having guests for Thanksgiving. The ban doesn’t include games.”

The order comes as a result of rising COVID-19 cases and the NFL’s players and staff members having large Thanksgiving gatherings. The NFL says a "number of players and staffers celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday with out-of-town guests."

Teams expected to play Monday and Tuesday night are exempt from these guidelines as well as players receiving medical treatment. The Seattle Seahawks - Philadelphia Eagles game is scheduled for Monday night. The Baltimore Ravens-Pittsburgh Steelers game has been reached for Tuesday night.

The NFL is asking for a level of honesty in the coming weeks. They expect all players who celebrated the Holidays with out of town guests to let their teams know, so that additional testing can be administered.

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