NFL Draft Diamonds

NFL Draft, NFL Trade Rumors, Scouting Reports & More

NFL is forcing their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine or else they will restrict their duties

NFL COVID vaccine
The NFL is forcing their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccination. Do you think they should force their employees to get the shot?

NFL is planning to restrict employees who refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccine without a bona fide medical or religious ground. According to a memorandum released by the NFL, teams are baring any employee access to the teams facilities unless they are vaccinated.

“In light of expanded vaccine eligibility, it is appropriate now to take further steps to educate about and promote vaccine availability and acceptance within the NFL,” the league said in a statement.

The employees will be barred from Tier 1 or Tier 2 status. The tiers are designed to limit access to restricted areas such as the practice and stadium fields, sidelines, locker rooms and training rooms to essential personnel only.

“The overwhelming consensus among medical and public health experts is that the most effective way for someone to avoid the risk of contracting Covid-19 — and the risk of infecting others — is to be vaccinated,” the league said. “Our medical team has worked closely with the NFLPA (National Football League Players Association) medical advisors to develop comprehensive educational material that reinforces this conclusion and addresses the safety and effectiveness of available vaccines.”

What do you think? Will other companies follow suit?


Leave a Reply