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NFL coaching staffs can begin returning to facilities on Friday

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The number of employees allowed in each facility will also increase to 100.

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Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo out to all 32 teams announcing that, starting Friday, coaching staffs will be allowed to return to their facilities. However, teams must still act in accordance with their state and local governments permissions on what has and has not been opened within their area.

According to the memo, members of the coaching staff will count towards the maximum number of permissible employees in the facility and the number of employees allowed in the facility at any given point will be raised from 75 to 100, which is again subjected to state and local regulation.

“In addition, we will work with club staffs to implement a program of Covid-19 testing for the coaching staff and other football personnel prior to players returning to club facilities.”

This is another big step towards an actual football season taking place in 2020. The next step from here is the allowance of players to return and then summer training camps should be right around the corner.