NFL Says Fans Will Be Required To Wear Masks At All Games This Season

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed in a tweet on Wednesday that any fans attending games during the upcoming National Football League (NFL) season must wear face masks.

“For those wondering, yes, it is league-wide: fans at NFL games this season will be required to wear face coverings,” McCarthy said.

Teams and local governments in NFL markets across the country have moved to limit the number of fans inside stadiums during the upcoming season, which kicks off Sept. 10, in order to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens previously said they would significantly reduce the number of attendees on gamedays, while the New York Jets and New York Giants said this week that no fans will attend any upcoming games at MetLife Stadium, citing an executive order from New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy.

NFL confirms masks mandatory if fans allowed