In order to prevent a COVID-19 spread like we’ve seen in Major League Baseball and outside the world of sports, the NFL is doing everything they can to prepare their facilities for the incoming of hundreds of players and staff. It’s obviously near impossible to make a workplace that employs well over 100 people completely safe, but teams are trying to do their due diligence.
On Tuesday, the Detroit Lions showed their latest efforts off in a five-minute video hosted by team president Rod Wood.
Some of the more interesting changes include turning the indoor practice field into a team meeting room, creating an outdoor tent for staff members to properly socially distance while eating, and the addition of plexiglass in front of many public workspaces. The team also expanded their training room to the hallway, so that medical trainers can treat players in a socially distanced environment. And, per the league’s newly-agreed changes to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, Wood also shows off the testing facility—an additional trailer parked out by the facility.
“There will be nurses doing the test, stations for five players or coaches to be tested at one time,” Wood narrates. “Test takes a couple of seconds. You’re on your way and the next five come in. Results come back in about 24 hours.”
Players—both veterans and rookies—are scheduled to arrive at the Lions’ Allen Park facility on Tuesday.
You can view all of the facility changes in the video below: