NFL Players Association president JC Tretter is pushing for daily coronavirus testing during the regular season.
The NFL has been conducting daily testing for players throughout training camp and plans to do so through Saturday.
“In the spirit of adaptability, expect the NFLPA to push for modifications or updated recommendations — such as the continuation of daily testing — as the season progresses and new information becomes available,” Tretter, the starting center for the Cleveland Browns, posted on the union website.
“We will continue to rely on scientific data to inform our approach for combating this virus. As the science evolves, we will evolve with it.”
Tretter added he was pleased with the protocols the NFL and NFLPA agreed on for training camps. He tweeted encouragement about the process on Monday.
We are so close to kicking off the season. The diligence and commitment we have shown in the past month must be matched from here on out if we are going to make it through a full season. https://t.co/8IJC8QDYaK
— JC Tretter (@JCTretter) August 31, 2020
The league has reported few positive cases in the past month, though it did have 77 false positives a week ago that resulted from contamination at the testing lab.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.