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Contact Tracing in the NFL: Explained

Over the course of the 2020 NFL season, the core of the league's COVID-19 mitigation strategy has been a significant and advanced contact tracing system. To date, 37 individuals the NFL identified as "high-risk close contacts" through its contact tracing have tested positive. Those are individuals who were identified and proactively isolated before they tested positive – preventing further spread of the virus. Through innovative technology, expert resources and an efficient process, the NFL's contact tracing has been key to preventing spread of COVID-19 among personnel and facilities.

Watch this video for a closer look at the step-by-step contact tracing process that has helped keep NFL players and personnel safe and the 2020 NFL season on schedule.

Updated: January 4, 2021