Two weeks before the start of the NBA season, restriction measures are still being updated that fully affect the competition. Until now, New York and San Francisco remained the only franchise regions that required vaccination to participate in closed-door events. However, in the last few hours the League has notified that Canadian laws prevent players from leaving the hotel under threat of fine or even jail. Today it has been the city of Los Angeles that has put in place new regulations.
The measures are similar to those in force in New York and San Francisco, although much less severe. The Los Angeles City Council has announced that as of November 4, you will not be able to attend public events behind closed doors without being vaccinated. This decree has the exceptions of people whose health does not allow them to be vaccinated and those who “maintain a visibly honest religious faith” according to write the New York Times. In addition, it will also allow entry to those who present a negative test carried out in the previous 72 hours.
Obviously, the only franchises that could be affected would be the Lakers and Clippers due to fan input issues, as it would be strange for players to find impediments. Professionals in the NBA field undergo daily tests, although the idea is to reduce them once 95% of the league is vaccinated. Therefore, unvaccinated home or visiting players need not worry when it comes to visiting Staples. $ 381,000 Kyrie Irving doesn’t have to worry about.
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