10/01/2021 at 05:23 CEST
. / Houston
Vaccination of NBA players has already reached 95% and the Houston Rockets have their entire squad immunized. The vaccination process has been increasing as work began in the training fields of the 30 NBA teams that will start the 2021-2022 season, which will celebrate the 75th anniversary of their birth. The increase includes players who have received a vaccine.
Unvaccinated players risk suffering losses in their wages for the games that cannot play in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York, due to the municipal mandates that are in force to fight against covid-19. Still unvaccinated, Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal and Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins remain.
Before the opening this week of training camps, the NBA had about 90% of its players vaccinated. The NBA and the Players Association agreed on strict policies for unvaccinated players this season. The protocols will require unvaccinated players to be under many of the same restrictions that reigned for much of last season, before the COVID-19 vaccine was available. Vaccinated players, on the other hand, will have far fewer restrictions. For example, all fully vaccinated players, as well as Level 1 personnel (coaches and anyone else who regularly works within five meters of players and referees) will not have to undergo daily tests. Teams have also been instructed so that their seating arrangements prevent players who are not fully vaccinated from sitting together.
For both vaccinated and non-vaccinated players it will be necessary to use face masks at equipment facilities, when traveling, and where otherwise required by federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or orders. Players who are prevented from playing will not receive salary payment for games that are lost.