Chiefs suspending “non-essential travel” for coaches and scouts

The Chiefs released the statement Thursday afternoon.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs have announced they are suspending business travel and non-essential travel for coaches and scouts, as they continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19.

The full statement from the Chiefs Thursday afternoon is below:

“We continue to closely monitor the developments related to COVID-19, and we have been actively engaged with the National Football League and its chief medical officer in an effort to take appropriate action in the face of the growing threat. The health and safety of our players, coaches, and staff is our top priority. While we have had no positive cases of coronavirus, we believe it is best to take preemptive action out of an abundance of caution and for the safety of our employees and our community.

All non-essential Chiefs personnel have been instructed to work remotely for a minimum of 14 days beginning Monday, March 16. Additionally, we have suspended business travel and all non-essential travel for our coaches and scouts for the time being as we continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19.

We will remain in close communication with the National Football League and rely on the guidance of their medical experts, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization as this medical event progresses. We will take additional action as necessary as more information becomes available.”