NFL says it would welcome vaccine mandate for players following small Covid outbreak

Posted on AllSides August 30th, 2021
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There’s just over a week left before the National Football League’s new season begins, and its already bickering with the players’ union over Covid guidelines.

The NFL Players Association agreed to renew Covid policies for the 2021 season, mainly emulating policies from 2020, including daily testing and mask mandates. However, with the delta variant causing a surge in Covid cases, there are ongoing discussions about mandating vaccines for players.

During a media conference last week, NFL general counsel Lawrence Ferazani said the league welcomes a vaccine mandate for players, which the...

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