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NFL extends daily coronavirus testing through at least September 5

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In an effort to keep NFL teams and facilities as safe and healthy as possible, the NFL and NFL Players Association have agreed to extend daily coronavirus testing for players and coaches. Previously, the two sides agreed to daily testing through the first two weeks of camp. Now, they'll undergo tests every day through September 5 -- five days before the season opener.

The NFL and NFLPA are committed to playing a full 16-game season in 2020, and frequent testing is a necessary step. As they continue to monitor test results, the NFL will continue adjusting how long daily testing will last.

If they do move away from daily testing, it remains to be seen how frequent tests will be administered during the regular season.

For players who test positive, or are known to have contact with others who tested positive, the league still has its reserve/COVID-19 list in place.

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