Aaron Rodgers gets a 90-day break from COVID testing, “close contact” rules

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The good news, if there is any, for the Packers arising from the positive COVID test generated by quarterback Aaron Rodgers is that, for 90 days after his positive test, the previously secretly unvaccinated quarterback won’t have to be tested. That’s one of the aspects of the joint NFL-NFLPA COVID protocols about which the delicate genius surely won’t be complaining.

So when does the 90 days expire? MDS has done the count. Rodgers won’t be tested again until two days after the NFC Championship, if the Packers are still alive at that point.

The testing would resume 12 days before the Super Bowl, putting him at risk of being knocked out for the NFL title game, if the Packers are still alive at that point.

Per the joint NFL-NFLPA COVID protocols, Rodgers also won’t be subject to a five-day break if he’s a close contact with someone who tests positive. Instead, he would be monitored for symptoms more closely during the 90-day period. Again, however, during the 12-day window before the Super Bowl, the “close contact” possibility would return.

All other provisions of the joint NFL-NFLPA protocol will apply to Rodgers during the 90-day testing holiday. Masks, social distancing, limits on activities outside the facility, and limits on travel will apply. Likewise, he won’t be able to leave town during the team’s Week 13 bye, even though he won’t be required to show up for testing.

69 responses to “Aaron Rodgers gets a 90-day break from COVID testing, “close contact” rules

  1. Well, good news is once he’s gotten it, the likelihood of catching a second time is very very rare. It’s lower than having just the VAX alone. There’s been more recorded breakthrough case than second infections. So congrats on Aaron for achieving natural immunity!!!!!!

  2. Another example of “special” privilege being given to Rodgers! If this would have been anyone else, the NFL would have been jumping all over them but, as in the case of the on-the-field special treatment, he once again is privileged to be “above the common man,”

  3. “Wonder who will drop a dime when he blows off wearing the mask?”
    Hopefully the first person with a concious who cares about other people and does not want to catch the disease or see it spread further in Rodgers sphere of friends and aquaintances.if they drop a dime its because they want to save a life.

  4. NHL Player Suspended 21 Games for Forging Vaccination Card
    The National Hockey League has suspended San Jose Sharks’ forward Evander Kane after an investigation found that he submitted a forged vaccination card earlier this year. He will be barred from playing for 21 games and forgo $1.68 million of his $7 million salary

  5. “Rodgers keeps winning! I love it.” Rodgers wins for the most part now because of great coaching and great players around him.do you honestly believe he would succeed as he has if he were the quarterback in Detroit,New York,Jacksonville,Houston,Miami,Washington,Philly, Chicago and the other non playoff calibre teams? Green Bays management set him up for success years ago.

  6. OK, but presuming that double negative tests are necessary before a player is allowed to play in a game again, does that effectively mean that Rodgers is out for 90 days? Or is this all a moot point has lost the Packer locker room, the fanbase and management?

  7. So no fine or suspension?

    The teams that received such and lost draft picks for covid violations should sue the league to get everything back plus damages.

    And if I was one of his teammates the last thing I would want to do is step on the field with this selfish idiot and I’d make that clear to the head coach and management

  8. The National Hockey League has suspended San Jose Sharks’ forward Evander Kane after an investigation found that he submitted a forged vaccination card earlier this year. He will be barred from playing for 21 games and forgo $1.68 million of his $7 million salary
    —–
    Different situations. The league and the team knew what was going on with Rodgers, they’d all been discussing it for some time before he contracted the virus. He wasn’t “caught” like hockey guy.

  9. tnyfg says:
    November 6, 2021 at 9:50 am
    NHL Player Suspended 21 Games for Forging Vaccination Card
    The National Hockey League has suspended San Jose Sharks’ forward Evander Kane after an investigation found that he submitted a forged vaccination card earlier this year. He will be barred from playing for 21 games and forgo $1.68 million of his $7 million salary
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    Ahh, yes the NHL. They ALWAYS do the right thing. Just ask Kyle Beach.

  10. Previous reports of Rodgers being an overly sensitive, prima donna dick were apparently not far off the mark.

  11. What ingredient of mRNA vaccines does he claim he is allergic to, and then why say he didn’t like the J&J vaccine, if that had nothing to do with those ingredients?
    Only conclusion I can see is that he really is an anti-vaxxer, even if he doesn’t think the earth is flat.

  12. Fight the good fight,rodgers.
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    It’s not a fight, it’s banding together to get through a pandemic and people like you and Rodgers make it so much harder for the rest of us. But that’s nothing new….the smart people of this world have been dragging the rest of society forward, kicking and screaming, since civilization began. Imagine where we would be if we didn’t have to do that!?

  13. “delicate genius”, perfect. ” I love these people! You can’t ask them questions. They’re so mentally gifted that we mustn’t disturb the delicate genius unless it’s in the confines of an office! When huge sums of money are involved, then the delicate genius can be disturbed!”

  14. Just wonder how all those other players not vaccinated feel that they had to follow all the agreed upon protocols while Rodgers did not? One union player versus the others?

  15. Crapsand now claims Rodgers is now protected because he had COVID , well since he’s not vaccinated that is false.
    Unvaccinated people who had been infected months earlier were 5 times more likely to get COVID-19 than fully vaccinated people who didn’t have a prior infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded in a new study released on 10/21.
    Get vaccinated!

  16. Just curious how many shots you pro-vaxxers are willing to take and how often before you start asking questions? This Rodgers thing is getting soo many people twisted. Sad part is it is over disclosing his medical history to the general public. You do know that Henry Ruggs killed someone less than a week ago, sadly it’s been swept under the rug as everyone is trying to crucify Rodgers.

  17. People act like he hid it. The NFL knew he was unvaccinated. They watched all his press conferences. The packer players knew it as well. The public does not need to know everyone’s status.

  18. Rodgers keeps winning! I love it. – until things really count and that poor judgment causes yet another playoff choke job.

  19. lowlyfinfan88 says:
    November 6, 2021 at 10:44 am
    Sad part is it is over disclosing his medical history to the general public.

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    No it is not. Vaccinations and him having COVID is general knowledge and has nothing to do with his medical history. It’s an airborne virus.

  20. “Just curious how many shots you pro-vaxxers are willing to take and how often before you start asking questions? You do know that Henry Ruggs killed someone less than a week ago, sadly it’s been swept under the rug as everyone is trying to crucify Rodgers.”

    I’ll happily get a booster shot every year just like I get a flu shot every year.

    And what are you talking about with Ruggs? He’s in jail facing over 40 years of jail time, no one has ignored it, and it has been well covered on this site and many others including mainstream media on national evening news.

  21. The next shoe that should drop should be how much of those 90 days he is suspended for violations he has committed lduring the time he was lying about his status.

  22. This headline is deceptive. The 90 day clause applies to ALL players who test positive not just Aaron Rodgers

  23. I hope Jordan Love lights up the Chiefs and the Packers win, so the transition from Rodgers can begin in earnest. Then GB could trade him for something of value and move forward.

    If the GB defense shows up this week, this story will be a ‘nothing’.

  24. lowlyfinfan88 says:
    November 6, 2021 at 10:44 am
    Just curious how many shots you pro-vaxxers are willing to take and how often before you start asking questions? This Rodgers thing is getting soo many people twisted. Sad part is it is over disclosing his medical history to the general public. You do know that Henry Ruggs killed someone less than a week ago, sadly it’s been swept under the rug as everyone is trying to crucify Rodgers.

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    Ah yes, the Ruggs story was famously swept under the rug (apart from the 20 articles about it on this and literally every other sports website, the fact that he was cut the next day, the fact that he’s being charged with a crime, etc etc)

    You can ask questions about the vaccine if you want, but reasonable people have asked those questions and decided that yes, this vaccine to an airborne disease that has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans over the last 18 months is effective and an easy decision for the vast majority of people who don’t have a specific medical reason not to get it.

  25. Rodgers gets a 90-day break from COVID testing. I’m ready for a 90-year break from anything that has to do with Aaron Rodgers.

  26. I was hoping this was going to be a 90 day suspension. Instead it looks like everything he does, he falls in a bucket of dung and comes out smelling like perfume.

  27. Wow, he sure is canceled! lol. That term has gotten out of control with it’s incorrect use. What a whiny, arrogant baby. ARod I defended you at every turn like an idiot.

  28. for 90 days after his positive test, the previously secretly unvaccinated quarterback won’t have to be tested.

    +++++

    Explain to me the scientific logic why this is appropriate. Is it because a positive covid test means you can’t get covid again for 90 days? No?

    But instead they will monitor symptoms – do you recall how many people had covid who didn’t display any symptoms? You do, good.

    Explain then why that policy makes sense.

  29. pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    November 6, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Crapsand now claims Rodgers is now protected because he had COVID , well since he’s not vaccinated that is false.
    Unvaccinated people who had been infected months earlier were 5 times more likely to get COVID-19 than fully vaccinated people who didn’t have a prior infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded in a new study released on 10/21.
    Get vaccinated!

    ————————————————————————–

    The CDC study’s findings are in direct contradiction to a study out of Israel. The expert opinion’s I read show much greater faith in the study out of Israel.

  30. I wonder what effect this will have on that locker room and how his team mates feel about him. He’s been a total distraction since last year. No one likes a drama queen.

  31. PFT-PreachyFlorioTalk says:
    November 6, 2021 at 11:57 am
    #FreeAaronRodgers

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    #ReleaseAaronRodgers

    Fixed that for you

  32. Ask Lamar Jackson how “immunized” he was from his first bout with COVID when he caught COVID again.

  33. The NFL should have given Tallahassee a franchise and then told all the players that didn’t want to get vaxed they were going there in an expansion draft. The ex Washington State coach would be the perfect hire. DeSantis would welcome them with open arms..

    Automatic win for all the opposing teams because they wouldn’t be able to field a team because so many guys would be forced to sit from either testing positive or being exposed to someone that was positive.

  34. Gruden, Rogers, and Antonio Brown all played the victim. They are the antithesis of victims.

  35. the smart people of this world have been dragging the rest of society forward, kicking and screaming, since civilization began.
    _________

    There it is, folks. The real reason so many are so bothered by this. It makes you feel superior and smarter, even when you’re just blindly following orders to fit in with the crowd. Imagine having that much of an ego.

    If you studied history, you’d know society actually regresses due to people like you. You and everyone with this much misplaced ego should grow up.

  36. My girlfriend is a nurse and had covid then got the vaccine ( when it became available )She wasn’t feeling well, temp,etc. Got tested for covid , which was negative and is now out with the Flu.
    If Rogers had the same circumstances and was missing this week because of the Flu would it be a story ? He most likely didn’t get a flu shot.
    Should the Flu shot be mandatory ?
    Some years it kills 80,000 people.
    Pnuemonia shot ? 50,000 plus die of pnuemonia every year. Give it a rest.

  37. So tired of all this … NFL will do whatever they want to do to make more $$$. We have already seen they can suspend anyone for no reason so does it really surprise anyone? They give lip service about “player safety” yada yada yada but the decision make is the $ sign.

  38. Using his own logic, he didn’t sign off on the CBA, the Union did, so the 90 day exemption shouldn’t apply.

  39. Lol at all these comments pissed off at Rodgers because he makes his own decisions and does what’s best for his own health. His body his choice. Healthy people should not be forced to get an experimental vaccine for a virus that poses no threat to them. Why should Rodgers be forced to get a “vaccine” that doesn’t even work, he got through covid within days and now he has natural immunity and no vax side effects. Vaccinated can still catch and spread the virus and not to mention the protection wanes off within 6 months. Good luck with your bi-yearly booster shots for life!

  40. Over 400,000 American died in one year from COVID. Comparing itto the flu that kills between 15,000 and 45,000 (not 80,000) a year is beyond ridiculous.

  41. People are actually lining up for an experimental shot. Not once, not twice, but up to 3 times. And they’ll come back for more. Fear is a very strong weapon. Fastest way out of the pandemic? Immunocompromised and the elderly get the vaccine (just like the flu shot). And for God’s sake turn off the TV. The media will keep talking about it because you keep watching it. It gives them a ratings boost, which in turn gives them more money. America is ran on the all powerful dollar. You really think these pharmaceutical companies have your health in mind when they manufacture these? Nope. They do it for money. The vaccine is advertised for money. Paid actors on the vaccine commercials. Paid actors on the radio. Scary really.

  42. “Over 400,000 American died in one year from COVID.”

    Died WITH COVID, you mean. It makes a difference, seeing as literally every death where the person has COVID in his/her system is counted, regardless of the actual cause of death…whether that be COVID, a heart attack, a stroke, a car accident, a gunshot wound, the flu (which has mysteriously stopped killing as many people the past couple of years–a miracle, that!) or anything else.

  43. So you really think he’s going to test positive again in 100ish days? You sure you understand all this? Getting lighter and lighter on material.

  44. lunscr says:
    November 6, 2021 at 5:22 pm
    “Over 400,000 American died in one year from COVID.”

    Died WITH COVID, you mean. It makes a difference, seeing as literally every death where the person has COVID in his/her system is counted, regardless of the actual cause of death…whether that be COVID, a heart attack, a stroke, a car accident, a gunshot wound, the flu (which has mysteriously stopped killing as many people the past couple of years–a miracle, that!) or anything else.

    ______________

    Excellent response, unfortunately people are so far gone and lost they can’t even think for themselves anymore!

  45. You people need to turn off the “news” and do some research. The mob mentality crybaby mentality is pathetic.

  46. Clearly you are all left wing nuts. Aaron is right.. Now many boosters are you bone heads on?

  47. Claiming a person that isn’t vaccinated is spreading a disease that is a killing others is a new level of stupidity I have never seen before. If you’re vaccinated for COVID, guess what, it doesn’t work……how hard of a concept is this for these bhaaa bhaaa sheepies?

  48. aaron rodgers is a wonderful human being and so are any of these athletes standing up to this stupidity.

  49. Still can‘t believe he risked getting knocked out by Covid during a critical phase of the season. He‘s actually lucky he caught it now (if he doesn‘t get long Covid or a severe case of it), but if he‘s all about winning as he always claims, he should ask himself whether he made the right decision. Definitely not the way a team player would have handled it….

  50. I despise Aaron Rodgers as a football player, but I am also glad that he is standing up to the stupidity as well. Good for him!

  51. Bottom line is that the NFL has rules in place for this situation. If you don’t get vaccinated, you follow certain rules. Rodgers lied so he wouldn’t have to follow those rules. Because he got Covid, he got caught and now he and the team suffers consequences. To make matters worse, he’s blaming others. He flaunted this and for those on this thread that think he’s some kind of hero, you’re dead wrong. This situation boils down to a guy who thinks the rules don’t apply to him.

  52. I’m glad someone with some clout, like Rodgers, finally stood up to the Vax Nazis and told them 1) How he manages his health is none of anyone’s business and 2) that he isn’t going to be forced to inject ineffective and dangerous gene therapy in his body. If the Vax had any value, no one would care if someone chose not to get vaccinated because they would only be putting themselves at risk – yet it doesn’t have value.

  53. Rodgers should be playing today instead of watching Love flounder. Hopefully, this will help more people wake up to the lies that the CDC has been telling about the shots, natural immunity, Ivermectin and HCQ.

  54. He didn’t lie to the team or the league just was vague (or lied if your determination) to the press. Likely he didn’t want to have to explain himself and after what he went through this week, that is understandable. I don’t agree with his views but if he does indeed have an allergy to ingredients – and not lying about that – there is really no issue here. He didn’t miss a game cause he misled. He missed cause he tested positive and then there was nothing he could have done about that.

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