The National Football League announced Wednesday that fans who attend games will be required to wear face coverings.
Brian McCarthy, the league’s vice president of communications, tweeted on Wednesday, “For those wondering, yes, it is league-wide: fans at NFL games this season will be required to wear face coverings.”
It is still unclear how many teams will host fans in the upcoming season, as there is currently no league-wide policy on the matter.
Here's what some teams are saying about hosting fans:
- The Los Angeles Rams said they plan to allow fans at “a limited or no capacity” in their newly built SoFi Stadium.
- The Atlanta Falcons announced Wednesday to season ticket members they will have “limited capacity of up to 10,000-20,000” at Mercedes-Benz stadium during the team’s home games to ensure proper social distancing.
- Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis said he is leaning toward not allowing fans at their new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Davis told ESPN.com, "My mindset today is no fans [should attend games]. I don't even know if it's safe to play."
- Others, like the New York Jets and New York Giants, who both play at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, will not be allowed to host fans after New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order to prohibit fans from attending until “further notice.”
The NFL’s regular season is scheduled to kick-off on Sept. 10.