Assistant coaches of four NFL teams ‘refuse to get COVID-19 vaccines’

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Assistant coaches of four NFL teams ‘refuse to receive COVID-19 vaccines and may be FORBIDDEN from working face-to-face with players’

  • Assistant coaches of at least four NFL teams reportedly refuse to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and could be banned from working with players as a result
  • An NFL spokesperson did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero was the first to report the news
  • Neither the coaches nor the teams have been publicly identified
  • Unvaccinated personnel will not be allowed access to restricted areas of team facilities while players are present and will not be allowed to coach personally
  • dr. Allen Sills, the NFL’s chief medical officer, said coaches and staff should receive their first injection of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine by next week.
  • NFL players and coaches who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have experienced far fewer restrictions and requirements going into the 2021 season

Assistant coaches from at least four NFL teams are reportedly refusing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and unless they change their mind, they will not be allowed to coach players in person, on the field, or in conference rooms.

Neither the coaches nor the teams have been publicly identified. An NFL spokesperson did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero was the first to report the news.

According to a memo shared on Twitter by Pelissero, unvaccinated personnel will not be allowed access to restricted areas of team facilities while players are present and may not interact with players in person.

dr. Allen Sills, the NFL’s chief physician, has instructed teams that coaches and staff must receive their first injection of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine by next week and be fully vaccinated by the last week of July, when training camps begin. .

The league provides exceptions for coaches who refuse to be vaccinated because of their religion or health risks, but it’s not clear whether the coaches referred to by Pelissero fall into any of these categories.

dr.  Allen Sills (pictured), the NFL's chief physician, has instructed teams that coaches and staff must receive their first injection of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine by next week and be fully vaccinated by the last week of July, when training camps begin.

dr. Allen Sills (pictured), the NFL’s chief physician, has instructed teams that coaches and staff must receive their first injection of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine by next week and be fully vaccinated by the last week of July, when training camps begin.

The league provides exceptions for coaches who refuse to be vaccinated because of their religion or health risks, but it's not clear whether the coaches referred to by Pelissero fall into any of these categories.

The league provides exceptions for coaches who refuse to be vaccinated because of their religion or health risks, but it’s not clear whether the coaches referred to by Pelissero fall into any of these categories.

NFL players and coaches who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have faced far fewer restrictions and requirements going into the 2021 season.

In May, the NFL and NFLPA agreed on a set of more relaxed guidelines for vaccinated players to follow, while things remain strict for those not fully vaccinated.

Fully vaccinated players do not require a daily COVID-19 test and are not required to wear a mask or undergo travel restrictions. They also don’t need to be quarantined if they’re exposed to someone with COVID-19.

However, none of these guidelines apply to unvaccinated players and coaches. That group is still subject to wearing masks, daily tests, physical distancing at the club facility, travel restrictions and a required quarantine period when exposed to a COVID-positive person.

And by Monday, the NFL will reportedly begin to revoke access to personnel who refused to be vaccinated unless they did so for religious or health reasons.

During a conference call in May, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell did not reveal what percentage of NFL players have been fully vaccinated to date, but he said that more than 90 percent of Tier 1 and Tier 2 staffers from 30 NFL teams have been vaccinated, according to reports. . The other two teams vaccinated at least 85 percent for those groups of staffers.

Assistant coaches who refuse to be vaccinated are not allowed to work with players unless they do so on religious or health grounds

Assistant coaches who refuse to be vaccinated are not allowed to work with players unless they do so on religious or health grounds

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