After what had seemed like a promising year for sports all-around, COVID-19 protocols are once again plaguing major leagues nationwide.

Leagues around the country have been forced to postpone and reschedule games as a plethora of players were forced to enter health and safety protocols.

The number of positive cases on Monday and Tuesday in the NFL was 88, as reported by NBC News. NFL chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills clarified that the omicron variant has been detected amidst the massive growth in cases around the league.

The NHL, which almost has a vaccination rate of 100% among players, announced Friday that all games for the Colorado Avalanche, Florida Panthers, and Calgary Flames will be delayed at least until Dec. 23.

Over 140 players in the NHL have entered the league's health and safety protocols so far this season.

The NBA has also been greatly impacted by the virus. Since Thursday, around 8% of the total players in the league were in COVID-19 health and safety protocols. An impending halt to the season is not currently being contemplated, USA Today reported.