New York approves opening of training camps

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New York State says NFL teams can open training camps without running afoul of the state’s COVID-19 guidelines.

Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed today that NFL training camps — as well as training for other pro sports teams in New York — will be permitted, as long as teams follow the appropriate health protocols.

The Bills are the only team that has training camp in New York State. The Giants and Jets both have their training camps in New Jersey. So Cuomo’s announcement only directly affects one NFL team.

But it’s a good sign for the league that New York, the state that has been hit the hardest by the coronavirus, is OK with training camps opening. Camps are slated to open in two months, and the league appears to be on course to have players back at team facilities by then.

12 responses to “New York approves opening of training camps

  1. Actual training camps are still a couple of months away so I don’t see any way they aren’t open for business by then with full participation. This pandemic is coming to an end as country after country has begun re-opening their economies and lifting restrictions, and anything short of fully re-opening the U.S. economy within the next 30 days is simply gross misconduct and fear mongering that’s it plain and simple

  2. Amazing how the Florida and Texas Governors inviting teams to their states got the Governors of New York and California to all of a sudden change their attitudes.

  3. The bad news is that Cuomo may order teams to house their players in nursing homes, but only if they test positive for Covid.

  4. “It’s just the Bills, they’re irrelevant anyway.”

    One of 6 AFC playoff teams this past season, JT! And the fave to win the division this year.

    That’s relevant, and then some.

  5. Cuomo has done a horrible job. He ordered nursing homes to take in COVID positive patients and that has caused the large number of nursing home deaths. He should be in jail.

  6. Cuomo was following the CDC guidelines. If only the Federal government listened to earlier Intel reports telling them to shut borders we would be having a different debate, but somebody keeps firing all his Intel Chief’s if he doesn’t like the intelligence received.

  7. dbluv says:
    May 24, 2020 at 7:42 pm
    Cuomo was following the CDC guidelines. If only the Federal government listened to earlier Intel reports telling them to shut borders we would be having a different debate, but somebody keeps firing all his Intel Chief’s if he doesn’t like the intelligence received.
    ______________

    Not one CDC guideline said to send COVID patients to nursing homes causing tens of thousands of deaths. Funny how the republican states are doing so well……

  8. “anything short of fully re-opening the U.S. economy within the next 30 days is simply gross misconduct and fear mongering that’s it plain and simple”

    You think so, doctor?

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