NFL Axes Pre-Season, Mandates Face Masks For Fans

Washington DC’s Fox News affiliate reports:

Fans attending NFL games in-person will be required to wear face coverings, according to an official from the league’s public relations office. Brian McCarthy, a PR professional for the NFL, tweeted on Wednesday clarifying that fans would be required to wear face coverings at games.

As the NFL season takes place primarily in the fall, the league hasn’t yet been as directly impacted as other pro sports leagues whose seasons run during the spring and summer, raising speculation as to how the league will address COVID-19 when football season arrives.

In early July, the New York Times reported that the NFL and the NFLPA were considering playing the seasons with few or no fans in attendance, an action that could cost teams billions in revenue.