Fans Will Have to Wear Masks at NFL Games This Season

It is still uncertain, however, if games will be played with fans

FOXBOROUGH, MA - DECEMBER 29: Fans look on during a game between the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
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NFL fans attending games — assuming there's a 2020 season and spectators are allowed inside stadiums — will have to wear facial coverings, the league said Wednesday.

Brian McCarthy, the NFL's vice president of communications, tweeted a photo of himself wearing a mask and telling fans this would be necessary equipment at any pro football games this fall and early winter.

"For those wondering, yes, it is league-wide: fans at NFL games this season will be required to wear face coverings," he said.

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