EXPLAINER: Rodgers and how the NFL's COVID-19 protocols work
November 5, 2021
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will miss Sunday's game at Kansas City after being placed in the NFL's COVID-19 protocol. Because he is considered unvaccinated, he must stay isolated for at least 10 days.
Here's an explanation of the NFL's protocols and a breakdown of Rodgers' case:
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWING A PLAYER'S VACCINE STATUS?
Each of the 32 NFL teams. Players must submit proof of vaccination to the team, not to the league office.
WHAT IS CONSIDERED SUFFICIENT VACCINATION?
Players must take two shots of one of the approved vaccinations under NFL protocols — Pfizer...