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Raiders join NFL trend in aggressive approach to employee health during crisis

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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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

A spokesperson for the team made the following statement in an email to to Silver and Black Pride on Friday

“The Raiders have discontinued business-related travel for scouts, coaches and football staff and have encouraged all employees to work from home. The organization will continue to collaborate with the NFL and health officials to monitor developments regarding COVID-19.”

Meaning that the organization is going all in on the precaution process.

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 wipes.