The NFL Will Have ‘Heightened’ COVID-19 Protocols Because Of Thanksgiving

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NFL players will be hit with stricter COVID-19 protocols in the coming days.

According to Tom Pelissero, the league is instituting “heightened” coronavirus protocols around the Thanksgiving holiday. Players will be required to mask and get tested twice following Thanksgiving. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

It’s very obvious that the NFL is worried about players gathering around people for Thanksgiving and testing positive.

As we all know, the NFL has done a solid job getting players vaccinated, but there’s no guarantee being vaccinated means you won’t test positive.

Do I think all of this is necessary? At this point, I’ve just assumed that players have been doing what they want for a long time.

I went back to living life normally summer 2020. Does anyone believe that NFL players aren’t gathering around friends and family outside of Thanksgiving?

I can promise you that they do.

So far, not a single NFL game has been postponed because of COVID-19. It just seems like this might be an overreaction and players are doing a good enough job looking after themselves and being responsible. Then again, I’m not a medical expert! So, there’s no guarantee that I’m correct. Just some food for thought.