The NFL released a memo on Tuesday that stated all Tier 1 and 2 team employees must receive COVID-19 vaccinations to receive full access to facilities and to interact with players.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported the news of what is in essence an NFL COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

There is a caveat in the memo, as Pelissero points out, that an employee with “bona fide medical or religious ground” can avoid a COVID-19 vaccine.