NFL teams can begin reopening their facilities on Tuesday if state and local governments will allow it.
In a memo sent to the 32 teams Friday by Commissioner Roger Goodell and obtained by The Associated Press, he stressed that the clubs must be “in compliance with any additional public health requirements in their jurisdiction, and have implemented the protocols that were developed by (league medical officer) Dr. (Allen) Sills and distributed to all clubs on May 6.”
Facilities have been closed since late March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Steelers will be one of the teams to open their facilities next week.
“We will begin the process of opening our facilities on Tuesday, May 19, with a limited number of staff being permitted in our buildings,” team spokesman Burt Lauten said in a statement Friday. “Health and safety of our employees will continue to be our priority as we phase up to the fully allowed staff level.”
The Steelers’ practice facility is on the South Side. Allegheny County moved into the “yellow” phase of Gov. Tom Wolf’s statewide reopening plan Friday.