NFL Issues Booster MANDATE After Record Number of Players Test Positive
I think we may be on the verge of seeing NFL coaches and staff going down on the field of play after they get these boosters. We will start seeing more players dying suddenly of “medical issues” as well, just like Denarius Thomas from the Denver Broncos who passed away this past week. At the age of 33…of course.
The NFL distributed a memo to all teams Monday night, announcing Tier 1 and 2 personnel are now mandated to receive a Covid booster shot by Dec. 27.
The announcement comes after 37 players tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday, a new record since the league implemented its testing protocols in 2020. The previous high occurred earlier this year, when 24 players tested positive on July 28. A Tier 3 staffer reportedly tested positive for the Omicron variant of Covid this week. Tier 3 employees are not allowed close contact with players.
Tier 1 personnel include players, coaches, physicians, trainers and necessary personnel who require direct contact with players. Tier 2 personnel consist of general managers, front office staff and other football operations employees.
Although players are considered Tier 1 personnel, they will not be included in the booster mandate because the requirement would need to be negotiated with the NFL Players Association first. Source: Media Lite