For the second consecutive season, media members will be barred from NFL locker rooms amid rising COVID-19 cases.
In a memo sent to clubs Tuesday, the league announced that only 50 individuals will be permitted locker room access while players are present.
Individuals that are permitted inside locker rooms include coaches, general managers, athletic trainers, team doctors, security, public relations staff and club media personnel.
The league’s new restrictions mean media members who are not affiliated with the team will not be permitted to access and interact with players in the locker room this season.
The 50-individual limit is a ten0person increase from the 2020 season.
All individuals with locker room access who have to be vaccinated as well.
There has been virtually no media in locker room during 2021 preseason, with limited exceptions for certain network partners. Now, no more exceptions except for those employed by the team, and the media ban is set to extend into regular season. Here’s the memo: pic.twitter.com/ckqRGQ6vzb— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 24, 2021