While conceding that the length of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic remains to be seen, the Haslams expressed confidence to fans that they expect that the 2020 season will move forward in a message sent to ticket holders and obtained by 92.3 The Fan on Monday.
“While these circumstances are certainly fluid and evolving, we currently expect to host a full NFL season this year and are excited to get back on the field when appropriate, despite the cancellation of public access to the NFL draft in Las Vegas and the indefinite postponement of offseason programs throughout the League,” the Haslams said in the email to fans. “In the meantime, our coaches, personnel group and players remain hard at work to prepare for what we hope will be an exciting 2020 Browns season.”
The NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball have all suspended operations and the NCAA cancelled March Madness and many conferences have cancelled all sports for the remainder of the academic year.
The Haslams also encouraged fans to “be proactive in creating a safe and healthy environment and limiting person-to-person contact.”
Most Browns employees are working remotely, in accordance to guidelines being laid out by government and health officials.