The NFL has finalized a COVID-19 policy for the 2021 season and it is basically forcing everybody to get vaccinated.
The league announced that teams which are unable to play games due to COVID-19 outbreaks among unvaccinated players will forfeit games that can’t be rescheduled within the 18-week regular season.
On top of that, players on both teams won’t be paid for games that aren’t played as well. So, it doesn’t matter if the other team did nothing wrong, they will pay for it as well.
The infected team will forfeit and be credited with a loss in the standings, while the other team will be credited with a win.
“We do not anticipate adding a 19th week to accommodate games that cannot be rescheduled.”
“If a game is cancelled and cannot be rescheduled within the current 18-week schedule due to a Covid outbreak, neither team’s players will receive their weekly paragraph 5 salary.”
Other matters mentioned in the memo involve vaccinated individuals who test positive. They will be allowed to return to the team with two negative tests 24 hours apart. Unvaccinated individuals will still have a mandatory 10-day quarantine.