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Rams join NFL trend in aggressive approach to health

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The Rams joined several NFL teams Thursday afternoon by announcing they are taking aggressive measures to protect employees from the coronavirus crisis by asking them to work from home.

Thus, the organization is going all in on the precaution process.

Football wise, the biggest part of the lockdown is scuttling their 30-player pre-draft visit plan. The NFL allowed teams to make their own plans in that area.

While, annually the pre-draft visits are an important tool utilized by teams, the Rams’ draft process shouldn’t be hampered by it. They’ve had the combine and all-star games to meet players. They should be fine without the visits.

As the Rams decided, health is the most important factor right now.

In the wake of the NBA, MLS, NHL and MLB also suspending games, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is asking people to:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe