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How the NFL, Chiefs are dealing with the coronavirus outbreak

Live updates on how the virus is impacting both the league and the Chiefs.

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2:35 p.m. The Chiefs issue an official statement regarding the coronavirus epidemic, announcing that they are suspending business travel and requiring employees to work remotely for 14 days beginning on Monday. Read the full statement here.

10:29 a.m. Kansas City, Missouri mayor Quinton Lucas has declared a state of emergency, cancelling all events with attendance of 1,000 or more through April 2.


9:54 p.m. As a result of concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, the Kansas City Chiefs reportedly limited travel for coaches and scouts.



1:40 p.m. Schefter reports the NFL has cancelled all college player visits.


1:24 p.m. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero — and many others — report that the NFL’s league meeting in March has been cancelled, moving the business from that meeting — including votes on proposed rule changes — to the May meeting scheduled to begin May 19.

12:47 p.m. The Eagles announce they are closing their facilities and stadium on Friday.

12:16 p.m. Schefter reports Minnesota Vikings announce suspension of coach and scout travel.

11:56 a.m. Rapaport points out that getting physicals for draft prospects and free agents could be a significant concern.

11:31 a.m. La Canfora says the NFL will announce changes to the upcoming league meetings, presently set for the end of March.

11:22 a.m. Schefter changed his tune, confirming that as of Thursday morning, the league had no plans to change the start date of the league year, which is set for next Wednesday.

10:58 a.m. Schefter points out that if NFL team training facilities are shut down, it could have a snowball effect that could go as far as affecting the league year that opens on Wednesday.

10:53 a.m. A report from ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter suggests that team training facilities could be shut down.

10:33 a.m. NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reports the NFL originated the move to have all those except “operationally critical staff” to work from home until further notice.

10:25 a.m. The Washington Redskins become the first NFL team to officially announce they were pulling coaches and scouts from the road.

10:14 a.m. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports that most NFL employees will be working remotely before the weekend begins.

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