ENGLEWOOD — According to Denver 7 Insider Troy Renck, the Denver Broncos have received approval from Colorado Department of Public Health to begin training camp without fans starting on July 23rd.
#Broncos got approval from Colorado Department of Public Health to begin camp w/o fans July 23 (rookies), July 28 (vets). Team submitted 32-page request outlining safety measures. Compliance will remain consistent message. #Broncos encourage fans to wear masks in public #Denver7 pic.twitter.com/eB8XCisUQf— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) July 17, 2020
Bronco rookies would report for the first few days of camp, as the veterans do not need to report till July 28th.
If the Broncos would want fans in attendance during training camp, the organization would need to submit an additional plan in order for fans to attend.
As part of the state's approval, the Broncos must also share news of suspected or confirmed cases of players, staff and other essential workers with local and state health officials, when applicable.
This approval is separate from ongoing talks between NFLPA and NFL Management Council on the return to play protocol involving the coronavirus.
Talks between both sides are ongoing, but have agreed that the league would move forward as scheduled despite a recent spike of the virus in some league markets.