The NFL has been operating in an entirely virtual space for the past two months, but on Tuesday, May 19th, they are allowing teams to begin returning employees to club facilities.
Starting Tuesday, teams are allowed to have up to 50 percent of their employees back in offices, although the total number of employees allowed back is 75. Additionally, if they have multiple facilities in use, the 75 figure is cumulative, not per facility. Re-opening is contingent upon state and local regulations allowing for it, and having a formal health and safety protocol set up.
The re-opening does not allow for coaches or players to return yet. For the time being, coaches are not allowed back until coaches from all 32 teams can return to facilities. That could change if some states remain closed longer than others, but that’s the plan for now. The return of players requires an agreement between owners and the players’ union due to the impact on terms and conditions of employment under the collective bargaining agreement.
Some teams started to re-open on the 19th, while others either cannot or are choosing to wait a little longer. We’re tracking how each club reopens its facility.
Which NFL teams have re-opened office facilities?
Washington: Re-opened May 19th, per WUSA.