Through a memorandum, the league informed its franchises about the measures to be implemented during the contest that will begin on October 19, to avoid coronavirus infections.
In order to avoid playing again during the next season of the National Basketball Association (NBA) with reduced capacity or without an audience, the imposition of new sanitary regulations has been ordered, in order to avoid sources of contagion by the Coronavirus .
According to the insider Shams Charania , of The Athletic portal , the competition has sent a memorandum to all the franchises informing them of these regulations , which will be added to those imposed by local governments, as a result of the Delta variant that has increased the number of positives with COVID-19.
Among the new sanitary regulations imposed by the NBA, the obligation for coaches, referees, club workers who interact with players to be vaccinated against the Coronavirus has previously been revealed , with the deadline to comply with the norm is October 1.
The new NBA sanitary rules
It is ratified that in cities with stricter protocols, such as New York and San Francisco , unvaccinated players will not be able to enter stadiums or training centers , leaving those who have a medical or religious exemption approved by the authorities outside this regulation competent.
Continuing with the main protagonists of the NBA, those who have the complete vaccination scheme should not undergo further tests prior to the games or carry out quarantine in case of being in close contact, in addition to not having restrictions for team activities , something that they will not be able to perform the non-inoculated ones, who must abide by the rules previously imposed during a pandemic.
Finally, fans who are in the front row, or less than five meters from the players, must be fully vaccinated or present a negative PCR test to access these locations ; while all those attending the stadiums must wear masks, at least the first months of the competition.