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The schedule for the 2020 NFL season has officially been released, but the league is prepared to move things around if the coronavirus pandemic continues to inhibit day-to-day activities.

“In preparing to play the season as scheduled, we will continue to make our decisions based on the latest medical and public health advice, in compliance with government regulations, and with the appropriate safety protocols to protect the health of our fans, players, club and league personnel, and our communities,” commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.

“We will be prepared to make adjustments as necessary, as we have during this off-season in safely and efficiently conducting key activities such as free agency, the virtual off-season program, and the 2020 NFL Draft.”

The NFL is the only major professional sports league in the U.S. that has had its league schedule largely unaffected by the coronavirus. With the NBA, NHL and MLB seasons on hold, sports fans have had little to get excited about other than the NFL’s offseason.

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With four months before the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs take on the Houston Texans in the season opener Sept. 10, there is still plenty of time for the impact of the disease to be quelled before the 2020 campaign kicks off.

But just in case, the NFL is ready to adjust its schedule if need be.

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