The Steelers have announced an adjustment to their business operations in response to the novel coronavirus-caused COVID-19 pandemic.
As of Monday, the team has halted all business travel and all personnel will work remotely except for essential crews.
Additionally, all public events have ben canceled at both UPMC Rooney Sports Complex and Heinz Field and the Steelers’ pro shops have closed for at least two weeks. Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf ordered all non-essential businesses to close or to modify their practices to allow employees to work from home on Monday.
“We will continue to be in contact with our partners at UPMC as well as local health officials to gather information,” Steelers spokesperson Burt Lauten said in a press release. “Our primary focus is to ensure the safety and health of our employees and families, and the communities around the Pittsburgh area.”
With the NFL’s free agency contact period opening Monday afternoon, it appears that the Steelers will be conducting business remotely and not bringing players into the facility for visits.