The NFL will stop daily testing of unvaccinated players, according to multiple reports.
ESPN says unvaccinated players will be subject to the same COVID-19 protocols as vaccinated players.
The decision comes in the middle of the playoffs— with only eight teams still vying for a Super Bowl championship.
The change is expected to only impact a few players. ESPN reports that roughly 12 unvaccinated players are still on teams in the playoffs.
The NFL Networkreports that all players will be subjected to enhanced symptom screening, symptom-based testing and targeted surveillance testing.
In the last month, more than 700 players have tested positive for the virus, ESPN reports.