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Notes: Detroit Lions open team facility, but with major changes

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The Lions shared many of the preventative measures they’re taking before bringing players in.

Detroit Lions Training Camp

The Detroit Lions officially opened up their team facility in Allen Park on Wednesday, in accordance to NFL’s strict guidelines. And while teams are now permitted to have coaches in the facilities, the Lions have opted to take the more cautious route and only have personnel in the building that can only do their job if they are on site.

DetroitLions.com’s Tim Twentyman has the story on exactly the kind of extensive measures the Lions are taking to make sure they are safe and healthy in the midst of a pandemic. Twentyman talked with Lions chief of staff/head coach administration Kevin Anderson to get the full breakdown of what is going on inside Allen Park.

“This is a soft opening, for sure,” Anderson said. “The purpose of this first group, which internally we refer to as Group A, is really designed for people who can’t work from home physically. If you can work from home successfully, like we have been as a team, we’re recommending that.”

Head to DetroitLions.com for the whole story, which includes a long list of the changes the Lions are making to the facility, including 45 new wall hand sanitizer stations, a brand new air filtration system, touchless faucets everywhere, and welcome-back kits that include Personal Protective Equipment for employees.

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