Andrew Wiggins runs out of options. The forward, who so far has refused to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, has seen how the NBA has denied him the exemption for religious reasons; that is, he is vaccinated or he will not be able to play the games that the Warriors play at home.
This situation is motivated by local regulations in New York and San Francisco, which require that those who want to access sports venues – in these cases Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center and Chase Center – have received at least the first dose of the vaccine. , unless exemptions apply for medical or religious reasons. This is how the League explained its refusal in the Wiggins case:
“The NBA has reviewed and denied Andrew Wiggins’ request for religious exemption from the San Francisco Department of Public Health order requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all participants 12 years of age and older in large indoor events. Wiggins will not be able to play in the Warriors’ home games until he meets the city’s immunization requirements, ”the statement reads.
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