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NFL will require coaches, staff to get a Covid booster by Dec. 27


Brigitte, an 80-year old Brigitte of Uxbridge was the 65,878 immunized at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts on February 16, 2021.

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According to CNBC, the NFL has ordered its top employees to get a Covid-19 booster shot before Dec. 27.

This mandate applies to coaches, trainers and physicians who have direct contact with the players. It also covers staff, including assistant coaches and general managers.

It is also recommended that clubs organize to give boosters to employees who are eligible. All staff members who do not qualify for boosters as determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must comply with this policy within fourteen days after becoming eligible for one.

Players will not be affected by this mandate. However, their Covid-19 protocols should be discussed with the NFL Players Association.

As the new variant of omicron Covid takes place across the nation, the change is a result of an increase in positive cases from NFL players. Thirty-six playersAfter positive Covid testing, the reserves were made up of 25 active players and 11 practice squad members.

—CNBC’s Jessica Golden contributed to this report.