The National Football League began their business year this month. And while the Covid-19 virus has altered the way the NFL has had to conduct some of that business including virtual player workouts and an upcoming draft that will conducted with teams, players, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell all connected online. The NFL is planning on using the NFL draft – scheduled for April 23-25 – as a fundraising effort to help thoe most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The NFL is planning on starting the normal NFL season activities on time and play the entire season of 16 regular season games plus the post season and in front of stadiums filled with fans.

Currently, all team facilities are closed and all off season activities have been suspended until further notice.

The NFL will be releasing the schedule in early May.

While the NFL is looking at an on time regular season, they are making alternate contingency plans in case the situation changes. With mini camps scheduled to open in June, the NFL is looking at how they can insure the safety of the players including massive testing.