NBA Officially Tightens COVID-19 Protocols

Following a Board of Governors meeting earlier today, the NBA and NBPA have agreed to tighten protocols following a flurry of positive COVID-19 tests around the league. One of the biggest changes is closing off of rooms to non-team guests in hotels. 

Amongst some of the changes, the league will be restricting players and team staff movement, as they will not be allowed to leave their hotels on the road for non-team related activities. There will also be a much stricter policy on mask-wearing for all players and staff. Miami Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra is all for toughening up the league's current COVID-19 protocols. 

At the moment, there are at least 27 players in the health and safety protocols, which is having a drastic effect on teams abilities to put a competitive roster on the floor. 

Hopefully the leagues new policies will curb the spread of the virus. Much more to come on this story as it plays out...

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