Seahawks get approval from NFLPA for infectious disease emergency response plan


The Seattle Seahawks cleared another hurdle to kick off the 2020 season.

All 32 NFL teams, as of Wednesday, now have been approved by the NFLPA for their infectious disease emergency response plan, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

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The NFL’s chief medical officer, Dr. Allen Sills, told Rapport that teams’ plans are crucial to enhancing the safety of everyone on the team and everyone in the facility.

I am very proud of the innovation and attention to detail that our club medical staffs have shown as they have created these plans, which were reviewed and approved by the league, the NFLPA and our infectious disease experts," NFL chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills told Rapoport. "Our teams have looked at all aspects of their operations through the lens of risk mitigation, and have made significant changes all around which will enhance the safety of the environment for all players, coaches and staff.

The Seahawks, along with the Atlanta Falcons, the Los Angeles Chargers, New England, New Orleans, San Francisco, and Washington were the last remaining teams seeing approval for their IDER plans from the Union. 

Now with every NFL team being approved by the Union, all teams can now have more than 20 players in the building at one time, required by the NFLPA.

It is only a matter of time before the Seahawks head back into training camp, and this is one step closer before the NFL season is back.