NFL 네트워크의 Tom Pelissero는 처음에 5명의 보조 코치가, 모두 예방접종을, tested positive but updated that number shortly after to six coaches and a team nutritionist – all fully vaccinated.
보고서에 따르면, one player also tested positive but is currently on the injured reserve list.
The Saints have reportedly entered enhanced mitigation protocols which means any player or staff member, vaccinated or not, will have to undergo daily testing and will have to wear masks.
그만큼 NFL announced late last month that the player vaccination rate was up 93%. NFL Chief Medical Officer Allen Sills said that there were 68 positive results among 7,190 tests between Aug. 1 to Aug. 21, for a positivity rate of 0.95 퍼센트, 에 따르면 NFL.com.
Vaccinated players were previously required to undergo testing every two weeks but the league updated its policy to weekly testing and maintained daily testing for unvaccinated players.
Unvaccinated players also risk missing significant time if they test positive or interact with positive cases, despite testing negative.