Detroit Lions helmet during NFL game against the Buccaneers
Aug 24, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; General view of a Detroit Lions helmet sitting on the bench during the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL created strict social distancing guidelines for teams to follow this season to help ensure the safety of players during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, the Detroit Lions unveiled their redesigned locker room that keeps physical distancing in mind.

Under the NFL’s COVID-19 guidelines for this season, teams are required to rearrange locker rooms and workout facilities to ensure proper distancing between players.

As the Lions showcased on Twitter, they will make sure that players are separated and the NFL’s strict guidelines are followed. Inside the locker room, players will have more space in their individual areas and be protected by plexiglass barriers.

Detroit likely won’t be the only NFL team to install plexiglass inside their locker rooms and create additional distance between players. Every club is doing what it can to follow the league’s guidelines and keep players protected from potential exposure to the coronavirus.

Let’s hope we see more teams unveil their redesigned locker rooms in the coming days and the new spaces help keep everyone safe.

Matt Johnson
NFL, MLB & college football writer for Sportsnaut. Graduated from San Diego State University with BA in Journalism, 2019. Grew up in Sacramento, now based in Indianapolis. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection, With the First Pick