Ron Rivera didn’t have tons of time to become acquainted with Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, before the coronavirus pandemic took hold in the U.S. Now the league will allow him to return to the office.
The NFL sent a memo Thursday telling teams that coaching staffs would be allowed to return to team facilities beginning Friday, NFL Network reported.
The league’s memo also said the maximum number of employees in a facility at a time will be increased to 100, subject to state and local regulations regarding the reopening of workplaces and economies.
“Coaches and other football staff, particularly those who may be in a higher risk category or who have concerns about their own health conditions, are expected to speak with the club medical staff or personal physician about any special precautions or other accommodations that may be appropriate for their particular circumstances,” the memo said.
Players are still not allowed into team facilities except under a few specific circumstances, such as injury rehab. In April, Redskins running back Derrius Guice posted a photo of himself and some teammates in the indoor “bubble” in Ashburn, but a team spokesperson said they were there for injury rehab and were breaking no protocols.
Here is the crux of the memo that just went out to teams from the NFL regarding coaches being back in the building safely. Still no players, but a reason for optimism. pic.twitter.com/A8LyqqHJK3— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 4, 2020
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