(NEW YORK) -- Nearly 94% of all NFL players and 99% of the league's football-related staff members are at least partially vaccinated, ESPN reported Wednesday.
The season begins Thursday night with a match between the Dallas Cowboys and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The league has mandated that coaches and staff be vaccinated and has been going back and forth with the NFL Players Association about a requirement for players.
Currently, unvaccinated players are being tested daily and required to follow a series of protocols, while those fully vaccinated are tested once a week. Still, the NFL Players Association has now demanded all players be tested daily, regardless of their vaccination status.