Due to coronavirus, NFL confirms that Draft 2020 will be virtual

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New York, USA.- The National Football League Americano (NFL) confirmed that the Draft 2020 is still standing on the set dates, but will take place in a virtual way due to the pandemic of COVID-19 in the united States.

Commissioner Roger Goodell informed the 32 teams that the event will be held from 23 to 25 April, but will no longer be in Las Vegas or in the facilities of the clubs, but remotely to avoid transfers and to raise the number of infections.

“Due to these circumstances, it has been advised to the clubs that are prepared to carry out the Draft 2020 completely out of their facilities and in a format that is completely virtual, with staff from the club in separate locations and able to communicate between them and the central offices of the Draft by telephone or internet,” reads the statement from the NFL.

In march, the League was determined to close indefinitely all the camps and facilities of the organizations until the health authorities allow to do so, so that every franchisee will have to operate from house and make your meetings by video conferencing.

In addition, the Commissioner’s Office made the recommendation that the managers of the clubs are in constant communication to avoid meetings and that the event is carried out as stipulated.

“All clubs are required to devote its personnel and technological resources to the preparation of a Draft completely virtual, with staff in locations separate. Our staff will be in contact with each club and will remain fully available to answer questions or help in their preparations,” said Goodell.