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Here's The Full Memo The NFL Sent Out On Tuesday

The NFL logo in the middle of Metlife Stadium.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 08: A detail of the official National Football League NFL logo is seen painted on the turf as the New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at MetLife Stadium on January 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Earlier this week, the CDC shortened the suggested isolation period for people who've tested positive for COVID-19. Now, the NFL has followed suit with these adjustments.

On Tuesday, the league sent out a memo stating the isolation period -- which was previously 10 days -- has now been shortened to five days.

Any player who tests positive for the virus -- vaccinated or unvaccinated -- is now able to return to team facilities five days after their positive test took place.

There are some requirements for this shortened quarantine. Any previously-positive player must be 24 hours clear of any fever (without using fever reducing drugs), show improvement in all other symptoms, be cleared by the team doctor and be in accordance will all local regulations.

Fully-vaccinated players will still have the ability to "test out" before the five days is up. Unvaccinated players will not.

This change has some major implications for the final two weeks of the 2021 NFL season.

Any player who tested positive for the virus yesterday (ie. unvaccinated Colts starting QB Carson Wentz) could return as early as Sunday.