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NFL to stop daily testing of unvaccinated players, reports say

Posted at 8:48 PM, Jan 21, 2022

The NFL will stop daily testing of unvaccinated players, according to multiple reports.

ESPN says unvaccinated players will be subject to the same COVID-19 protocols as vaccinated players.

The decision comes in the middle of the playoffs— with only eight teams still vying for a Super Bowl championship.

The change is expected to only impact a few players. ESPN reports that roughly 12 unvaccinated players are still on teams in the playoffs.

The NFL Networkreports that all players will be subjected to enhanced symptom screening, symptom-based testing and targeted surveillance testing.

In the last month, more than 700 players have tested positive for the virus, ESPN reports.