The CFL says it’s working with Health Canada as part of its health-and-safety protocols this year. The league has stated it plans to return to the field Aug. 5 after not playing last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Howard Njoo says the Public Health Agency of Canada continues to review the CFL’s return-to-play protocols, but can’t provide a timeline for when final approval might come.
The Canadian Football League unveiled its 14-game regular season Tuesday, a day after the board of governors voted to resume play Aug. 5. The league didn’t play in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The CFL is going ahead with its 2021 season. The league’s board of governors have voted unanimously in favour of an amended collective bargaining agreement and starting the ’21 campaign Aug. 5.