Jacksonville Jaguars to reopen club facility next week

Jacksonville Jaguars to reopen club facility next week
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars will reopen its club facility next week on May 26 as part of its reopening plan and elaborate protocols will be in place.

A maximum of 75 employees and no more than 50 percent of the team’s football staff will be allowed at TIAA Bank Field.

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In compliance with the National Football League, the Jaguars have formed an Infectious Response Team -- appointing Head Athletic Trainer Scott Trulock as their Infection Control Officer.

The IRT has implemented a screening process that requires employees to complete a training exercise and questionnaire and undergo multiple temperature checks.

The team said it will be testing its safety protocols before admitting new employees. Those protocols include:

  • Additional signage
  • Education about respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene
  • Ensuring social distancing where possible
  • Placing markings on the floor to help with social distancing
  • Implementing a process to audit cleaning protocols

“All employees that return to the facility will do so on a voluntary basis, as long as they are comfortable returning to the stadium,” said Tad Dickman, the Jags’ director of public relations.

All employees who enter the stadium are required to wear a mask, unless they are alone in their offices.

“Despite the personnel restrictions that have been in place since March 12, the Jaguars’ football and business operations have remained fully open on a virtual basis for the entirety of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Dickman said.

The Jaguars said they will continue to take all necessary precautions to ensure safety of fans, players and coaches.