Patriots’ coaches get NFL OK to return to work at Gillette

Andy Hart
June 04, 2020 - 11:46 am

As the NFL and the rest of the sports world creep toward a return to play, football took a big step forward on Thursday.

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The NFL sent out a memo alerting teams that coaches will be allowed to return to work at team facilities as of tomorrow, June 5.

All 32 clubs got the OK in a memo from Commissioner Roger Goodell, as reported by ESPN among others.

Coaches returning to work at team facilities will count toward the limited number of employees previously allowed by the NFL, and must be in adherence with an local or state guidelines stemming from the coronavirus pandemic that has shut down cities, states and professional sports leagues for more than two months. As of June 5, the NFL is allowing up to 100 employees to return to work at team facilities.

The NFL memo does note that coaches and staff that may be in a higher risk category – for example Bill Belichick is now 68 years old – should speak with medical staff or personal physicians in regards to an “special precautions or other accommodations that may be appropriate for their particular circumstances.”

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