Chargers, Rams To Close Facilities For 2 Weeks Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Wednesday ordered all 32 league teams — including the Rams and Chargers — to close facilities for at least two weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The order, which goes into effect at 6 p.m. Wednesday, affects the Rams’ training facility at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, as well as the Chargers’ Costa Mesa facility.

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Goodell said in a letter that he was taking the action to “ensure that all clubs operate on a level playing field.”

“During this time, clubs are free to conduct all normal business operations, including signing players, evaluating draft-eligible prospects, selling tickets and other activities to prepare for the 2020 season.”

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The following exceptions apply:

  • Trainers or doctors who are providing ongoing medical treatment to
  • Directors of facilities, security personnel and independent
    contracts who maintain physical security of the facilities
  • Technology personnel necessary to maintain security and operational
    capabilities of a team’s IT network that enables remote work by team staff.

The league is expected to reassess the order on April 8.