The NFL and the NFL players association have agreed to protocols for the season. This will include weekly testing for fully vaccinated players and staff members. The weekly testing is an increase from the previous every two weeks.
Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated will be continued to be tested everyday
One rule that was left unchanged, is the high-risk close contact protocol. Only unvaccinated players are at risk of missing games without a positive test.
More rule changes include requiring medical staff, strength and conditioning coaches, and equipment staff to wear mask when dealing with layers in the facility. Players who are not vaccinated are not required to wear mask outdoor, only indoor facilities.