Friday morning the Browns released a statement on the ongoing COVID-19 situation, stating that they have pulled the coaches and any scouts off the road, and that most of the employees from the front office are now working remote from their homes.
Here’s the statement released by the team:
We continue to monitor and discuss matters related to coronavirus (COVID-19) in Northeast Ohio and beyond with the leadership of University Hospitals and the Ohio Department of Health.
Through the guidance of local and state medical professionals, we have implemented multiple proactive measures to help ensure the health and wellness of our staff members and their families.
In addition to the elimination of travel by air for our scouting and coaching staff announced yesterday, we have directed the majority of our employees to work from home or remotely in an effort to help limit person-to-person contact.
We will remain in close communication with NFL leadership and medical experts to determine optimal decisions as we consistently evaluate the impact of coronavirus and the ever-evolving local and national landscape.
As we address this challenging situation as a shared community, we strongly encourage everyone to stay informed and to follow the best practices and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Ohio Governor’s Office and state and local medical professionals.