Staff members, including the coaching and football-operations staffs, had been working virtually from home.
The Falcons will open their sprawling facility in phases while following the NFL’s protocols and local and state laws.
In a memo sent to the 32 teams May 15 by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, he stressed that the clubs must be "in compliance with any additional public health requirements in their jurisdiction, and have implemented the protocols that were developed by (league medical officer) Dr. (Allen) Sills and distributed to all clubs on May 6."
At their Flowery Branch facility, the Falcons, per league guidelines, must have one entrance for workers to enter and exit. All social-distancing rules must be followed, and employees have to wear masks unless they are in an enclosed office.
Also, all of the employees have their temperature checked upon entry.
It is not known when players will be allowed to return. The Falcons held their mandatory minicamp last year June 11-13.
Teams likely are aiming to have the players back by the start of training camp, which normally occurs in late July.
The Falcons have “four or five” players receiving rehabilitation treatment, and they are allowed in the building. The league’s travel ban has kept some newly acquired players, such as running back Todd Gurley, from receiving their physicals.
Falcons trainer Marty Lauzon is on the league’s COVID-19 committee.
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