People.com Entertainment Sports NFL Will Require Face Masks at All Home Games This Season For fans whose teams will allow them to attend games, face masks will be a requirement By Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble is a Senior Digital News Editor and the Sports Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She's worked at PEOPLE for over seven years as a writer, reporter and editor across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Super Bowl to the Met Gala. She's been nominated for the ASME NEXT Awards for Journalists Under 30, and previously wrote for Us Weekly while on staff at Wenner Media. People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 23, 2020 01:10 PM Share Tweet Pin Email NFL. Photo: Alex Burstow/Getty For fans whose NFL teams will allow them to attend games, face masks will be a requirement. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed the requirement on Twitter this week, writing, "For those wondering, yes, it is league-wide: fans at NFL games this season will be required to wear face coverings." Alongside the note, he shared a photo of himself wearing a face mask. The news comes after several other teams have made changes to fan attendance at home games ahead of the start of the 2020-2021 football season and amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. New York Jets and Giants Announce Fans Won't Be Allowed at Home Games Due to COVID-19 The New York Jets and Giants will be prohibiting fans from attending their home games at MetLife Stadium, as will the Philadelphia Eagles in Pennsylvania. In addition to not being able to attend home games, fans of the New York teams will also be prohibited from showing up to the teams' 2020 training camps and practices — events that have typically been open to the public. Polo Is Launching a New Collection to Support Olympic Athletes' Extra Year of Training for Tokyo Other teams are limiting attendance, with the New England Patriots announcing that they expect Gillette Stadium to operate at 20 percent capacity for 2020 home games. The Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, and Detroit Lions will also limit attendance, USA Today said.