EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings have entered Phase 1 of the process for reopening Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center, the team announced today.
The majority of Vikings employees, including players and coaches, will continue to work remotely.
The Vikings are following guidelines by state and local public health officials and the NFL while focusing on the health and safety of players, coaches, staff and the broader community.
"As we begin this phase of reintroducing a small number of employees to the facility, our number one priority will be to protect the well-being of these staff members and their families," said Vikings Chief Operating Officer Andrew Miller. "We have thorough measures in place and will follow recommendations from public health officials, as well as our own internal COVID-19 Committee and Infection Response Team. We will also continue to work remotely whenever possible, which has been extremely successful. Our staff has shown outstanding collaboration and creativity in producing compelling content for Vikings fans, using our platform to have a positive impact on our community and continuing to prepare for the 2020 NFL season."
After closing on March 13, TCO Performance Center has now reopened to approximately 60 employees who are voluntarily returning. They are from multiple departments within the organization and have been prioritized because of their need to access the facility in order to effectively complete their job duties.
All employees returning TCO Performance Center have completed a training course and health survey.
Upon arrival at the facility, each employee will undergo a screening protocol, including a temperature check, and wear masks when they are not in their private offices.
The Vikings have established an Infection Response Team and implemented measures inside the facility to ensure proper distancing, including the closure of all conference rooms and staggered work shifts.