NFL & NFLPA agree on COVID-19 testing, per report

Training camps are set to open and the NFL and Players Association finally have an agreement in place to conduct coronavirus testing daily, according to the NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

The NFL and NFLPA agreed to daily COVID-19 testing for the first 2 weeks of camp, after which they’ll look at positivity rates. If the rate drops below 5% for players and Tier 1/Tier 2 individuals, they’ll move to every other day. Important deal as talks continue on other issues.

— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 20, 2020

One other point worth noting on daily testing: The NFL contracted with a national lab to make sure their testing needs didn’t take resources away from local markets, which Dr. Sills said was "a driving force for us." No negative impact on local supply for hospitals, etc.

— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 20, 2020

Testing had been a major issue for players. The Saints’ Drew Brees, Michael Thomas and Marcus Davenport were among those who took to Twitter over the weekend to voice their concerns. It appears their tweets were heard.