NFL requiring fans attending games this year to wear face coverings
If you’re planning on attending NFL games in 2020, you’ll need to remember to pack your mask in order to enter the stadium.
On Wednesday, NFL PR representative Brain McCarthy tweeted out that face coverings will be a requirement for games this fall. The news comes as the country continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
“For those wondering, yes, it is league wide,” McCarthy stated. “Fans at NFL games this season will be required to wear face coverings.”
For those wondering, yes, it is league-wide: fans at NFL games this season will be required to wear face coverings pic.twitter.com/D139KGKQ4r
— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) July 22, 2020
This policy could allow for fans to attend games across the country, however there have already been some concerns. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has already decided to limit all outdoor gatherings to 500 people or less. That means there will be no attendance for New York Giants, New York Jets or Rutgers Scarlet Knights games this fall.
Obviously, that policy can change, but state governments will have more say in fan attendance than the NFL.
The NFL has already taken steps towards playing again in 2020. Earlier this week, the league confirmed with the NFL Players Association that there will be zero preseason games this year. Typically, four preseason games are played by each team.