Now that we all know the COVID-19 vaccines aren’t a slam dunk in opposition to an infection and unfold of coronavirus, the Nationwide Basketball Affiliation is sustaining its stance on vaccine mandates for gamers, coaches and different league staff for the upcoming season.
“Whereas the NBA nonetheless strongly suggests that each one gamers, coaches and workers members obtain the COVID-19 vaccine, the league is not going to introduce a vaccine mandate for subsequent season,” based on Yahoo! Sports activities. Unvaccinated gamers could also be topic to periodic testing “pending discussions with the Nationwide Basketball Gamers Affiliation.”
The announcement is according to the NBA’s well being and security insurance policies from final season, when vaccine necessities have been left as much as native cities and states.
Gamers didn’t need to get the vaccine, however they did need to comply with native tips, and unvaccinated gamers have been topic to extra stringent testing and restrictions, based on the information report. Most gamers selected to get vaccinated, with the league boasting a 95% vaccination charge final season. But, dozens of gamers examined constructive for COVID-19.