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Broncos hoping for limited opening of facilities next week

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Baby steps.

According to this article on the Broncos website, an email from Joe Ellis to Denver Broncos employees sent over the weekend, the first signs of activity could be returning to team facilities as early as next week.

The organization will spend the week of May 18 implementing safety and sanitary measures at both facilities. The following week, the Broncos will begin to welcome back a small number of employees to both locations [stadium and UCHealth Training Center]. Though coaches and players are not permitted to return to team facilities, members of the team’s personnel department will return along with other designated employees.

While it won’t be business as usual for this time of year, any news is good news on the return to new-normalcy in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most employees will continue working remotely.

“The hope around the league is that Phase 1 of reopening demonstrates our ability to operate in a safe manner, allowing more staff (including coaches) to gradually return to the office soon,” Ellis wrote. “Although there is currently no set timeline for when this next phase of expanded facility access could begin, we should remain prepared in the event that it occurs in the very near future.”

It is notable that owner-in-waiting (for lack of a better term), Brittany Bowlen has already been involved with the NFL regarding their required COVID-19 infection Response plan.

The Broncos will also review their Infection Response Plan, one of the league’s requirements for reopening, ahead of May 25... The Broncos’ COVID-19 Task Force, headed by Vice President of Strategic Iniatives Brittany Bowlen, crafted the Infection Response Plan to send to the league.

So, things are happening. This week, it’s little more than cleaning and prep for the very near future. Here’s hoping things continue to safely progress and these baby-steps can continue.


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