NFL, Oakley Reveal New Face Shield Collaboration to Protect Players from COVID-19 During 2020 Season
By CBS News // July 14, 2020
2020 NFL season set to start September 10
(CBS) – The NFL hasn’t revealed many details toward how it will tackle the coronavirus pandemic this season but believes it has found something that will help protect its players during games.
Oakley and the league unveiled face shields for players’ helmets that were specifically designed to prevent the spread of the virus as players come in close contact with each other.
“Just like any face shield or face mask for that matter, you’re thinking about the aerosolization of droplets and the spread of it via that mechanism, which is starting to be recognized as the more important mode of transmission,” said NFL chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills, via the Associated Press.
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