Washington, Arizona, Indianapolis and Los Angeles Chargers remain under 50% vaccination for COVID-19 as of today, per a source familiar with the NFL’s vaccination rates. Pittsburgh, Miami, Carolina & Denver have highest rates & are among 7 teams with at least 85% vaccinated.
Teams on the lower end of the vaccination chart face potential competitive disadvantages, especially because the #NFL doesn’t plan to cancel any games this season, per my source. Story upcoming.
2 updates to NFL COVID protocols, per memo obtained by AP. 1. Clubs traveling to joint practices will be permitted to have their daily maximum of Tier 1 & Tier 2 individuals (either 100 or 140, depending on club’s vaccination percentage) travel to and attend a joint practice.
The club must limit number of individuals traveling on team transportation to 85 (pursuant to the Travel Protocol) but may travel additional Tier 1 & Tier 2 staff up to the applicable daily Tier limits separately to attend the practice.
2. Protocol Enforcement: Beginning at start of Training Camp, clubs will be required to develop a method to visually identify fully vaccinated Tier 1 & Tier 2 individuals. Utilizing color coded wristbands or credentials is recommended but clubs free to implement other methods.