NFL says masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated players, coaches or staff members
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The NFL sent out a memo today that masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated players, coaches or staff members inside or outside. This news comes on the heels of the CDC's announcement yesterday that if you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you can resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
This is great news for the NFL and it encourages players or staff to get vaccinated who haven't yet.
Steelers president Art Rooney II and reportedly the entire league plan on having full capacity at stadiums this year.
"We're planning on having full capacity. The trends are all headed in the right direction, and we're excited about getting our fans back in the stadium," Rooney told Bob Labriola of Steelers.com. "Again, I just encourage anyone who hasn't been vaccinated to go out and get vaccinated. That's the best way for everything to get back to normal.
"We're still in a situation where we have to be prepared to adjust, and certainly we will be, but where things stand today and the way things are trending we feel good about being about as close to normal by August as possible. We're looking forward to being pretty close to back to normal by then."