NFL: No Mandatory Bubbles For Postseason Play
THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE IS NOT PLANNING ON INSTITUTING A BUBBLE ENVIRONMENT FOR THE POSTSEASON.
(CNN) – There won’t be any mandatory bubbles for players in the National Football League post-season.
In a memo sent to all teams on Tuesday, the league outlined its COVID-19 protocols for teams that make it to the playoffs.
It said, “clubs may not require players and staff to stay at a hotel.”
The memo states that decision was made based by looking at the number of positive cases in the league and comparing it to the possible spread among players and staff gathered at one hotel.
Daily testing will continue for teams that qualify for the playoffs.
The memo also said each playoff team should plan to use two planes for road games and seats should be assigned strategically to allow for social distancing.
The 2020 postseason is slated to begin on January 9th.
The Super Bowl is set to be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on February 7th.