The National Football League (NFL) has announced that in the event of COVID-19 The epidemic among players who were not vaccinated during the 2021 season has led to postponements. Clubs with infected players are subject to forfeiting. And players of both sides will not receive compensation from that match. If the schedule cannot be rescheduled within the season
Additionally, the club responsible for the cancellation of the match due to unvaccinated players will be responsible for all costs incurred. including may be punished by the association
Roger Goodell, president of the NFL, said in the announcement. The Association has no plans to extend the season to 19 weeks from 18 weeks in the event that clubs A new tournament cannot be held within the time limit.
“As we announced last year, We will continue to compete throughout the season if we strictly adhere to health and safety measures. and adjust as necessary as circumstances change” and “These guidelines are in place so that we can compete in the entire season safely and responsibly. as well as solving fair competition and financial problems,” said Goodell.
The announcement states that 75% of NFL players are undergoing vaccination. And more than half of the 32 clubs already have a player vaccination rate of more than 80% of all players.
Last season, the NFL had to postpone many regular season matches. Due to the spread of COVID-19 including the competition between Pittsburgh teams Steelers with the Baltimore Ravens, which have been promoted three times.
The 2021 NFL regular season kicks off on September 9.