NFL, union extend daily COVID-19 testing into regular season

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NFL logo on the field (Photo: Steve / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

NEW YORK (AP) — Daily testing for COVID-19, except on game days, has been extended into the regular season by the NFL and the players’ union.

All players and other team personnel categorized in Tiers 1 and 2 will continue to be tested each day, a process that has worked relatively well for the league as it approaches the first game on Thursday night in Kansas City.

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With no testing on game days, the pregame coronavirus exams will be conducted on the day before the game and must be completed before a club travels.