- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 8, 2020

Washington will allow a limited number of close family members of players, coaches and team employees to attend Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams at FedEx Field.

The team made the announcement in an email to season-ticket holders. The family members will be the first spectators in the stands during the coronavirus pandemic. Washington had previously said it would forbid fans to attend games to start the season after consulting with local officials and medical experts.

The email did not indicate how many family members will be permitted to attend Sunday’s game, and a team spokesman told The Washington Times that a specific number has yet to be decided.

The team said in the email that the members must wear a mask to attend the game and will be socially distanced.

“We are continuing to work with Maryland’s Department of Health and Prince George’s County health officials to welcome staff and families of players back in a safe manner,” team president Jason Wright said in a statement. “We will use this opportunity to test our systems and protocols for the future possibility of hosting fans at FedEx Field.”

Several teams, like the Dallas Cowboys and the Cleveland Browns, have had limited capacity at games this season.

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