NBA players have no mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirements
According to ESPN sources, NBA players do not need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in the upcoming season.
The league and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) are negotiating a COVID health and safety agreement for this season, but according to ESPN’s Baxter Holmes and Adrian Wojnarowski, It is “impossible” for players to be vaccinated.
-Baxter Holmes (@Baxter) September 14, 2021
According to an NBA spokesperson, approximately 85% of players are vaccinated.
Alliance already has an agreement Unvaccinated players This will keep them as far away as possible from teammates vaccinated in the locker room while eating, taking a bus or flying.
Players who have not been vaccinated will need to be tested on match days and training days, and can be tested twice on certain match days.
If they come into contact with someone who has tested positive, they will also be quarantined.
Unlike players, some NBA personnel, those working within 15 feet of a player, and all game officials must be vaccinated before October 1.
In addition, unless approved medical or religious exemptions are obtained, teams in New York and San Francisco will be required to comply with the vaccination requirements of these cities.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, the NBA has been stretching, bending and redesigning the league to maintain and complete the past two NBA seasons.
The availability of vaccines has prompted people to hope that the league and life in general can “return to normal” in the 2021-22 season, but misinformation and mistrust will only lead to 179 million or 54.5% The U.S. population who has been vaccinated so far.
Last season, several players tested positive for COVID-19, but they showed some important time missing or lingering symptoms after returning.
Former NBA player Cedric Ceballos He was quarantined in the ICU last week and reported that he was not infected with the new coronavirus, but still had problems related to the new coronavirus, and said on Twitter that he was still unable to “breathe, walk or function.”
The 2021-22 season begins on October 19.
This post is written by Bonny Johnson