The NFL received’t mandate vaccines for gamers attending this yr’s draft, in line with NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero. Though the league is encouraging COVID-19 vaccinations, the league won’t bar gamers, coaches or workforce personnel from attending in the event that they haven’t gotten their pictures.
Per a memo from the league workplace, as much as 10 absolutely vaccinated people can congregate within the draft room with out masks or distancing necessities. Any draft room with non-vaccinated personnel will probably be capped at a 20-person capability with protocols in place.
Past the draft, Dr. Allen Sills — the NFL’s chief medical officer — plans to encourage prospects and current gamers to get vaccines. Nonetheless, it won’t be a should for gamers within the 2021 season.
This yr’s (non-virtual) draft will kick off in Cleveland on Thursday, April 29 and run by means of Saturday, Could 1.