Report: NFL not expecting all-virtual workouts, won't mandate COVID-19 vaccine
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The NFL sent clubs a memo telling them to prepare to conduct meetings virtually when offseason programs begin April 19, but the league doesn't expect all-virtual workout programs like 2020, sources told Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network.

Wednesday's memo reportedly also announced that the NFL won't mandate COVID-19 vaccinations, but the league does expect to eventually eliminate some restrictions on vaccinated people, including requirements for daily testing and quarantine after close contact with an infected person. In addition, the league anticipates relaxing restrictions on meetings, mealtimes, and locker room access for teams that reach "a certain rate of vaccination among ... tiered staff and players."

Last season, the NFL implemented virtual programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and most in-person meetings were scrapped.

The NFL continues to work with the NFLPA and clubs to create an offseason schedule for 2021. The timing of most offseason activities remains undetermined.

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