La NBA has denied the request for Andrew Wiggins of a vaccination exemption, leaving the Canadian player of the Golden State WarriorI am ineligible to play home games until you meet the vaccination requirement of his city. Due to local coronavirus regulations in New York and San Francisco, Knicks, Nets and Warriors must get vaccinated to play in their home halls, unless exemptions for medical or religious reasons apply.
The ruling was announced Friday hours after the New York Knicks will say that their entire roster is vaccinated. “The NBA has reviewed and denied lat Andrew Wiggins’ request for religious exemption of the order of the San Francisco Department of Public Health that requires COVID-19 vaccination to all participants 12 years and older in large indoor events “the league said in a statement. “Wiggins won’t be able to play in Warriors home games until you meet the city’s vaccination requirements. “
Wiggins will not be able to play in Warriors home games until he meets the city’s immunization requirements.
The San Francisco Department of Public Health I made it very clear this Friday that there will be no exemptions for seniors 12 and older at large indoor gatherings. “According to the current order, if they are not vaccinated, they cannot enter interior areas regardless of the reason they are not vaccinated and cannot exceed this requirement even if they have a medical or religious exemption“he said in a statement.
Comprehensive testing of unvaccinated players
The unvaccinated players can play this season, although the NBA has said that will need to be assessed daily on training and travel days and at least once, possibly more, on match days. Fully vaccinated players will not be subject to daily testing. Nevertheless, Knicks, Nets and Warriors face even stricter rules due to local regulations, although the NBA has told teams that they will not apply to visiting clubs.
Under the current order, if they are not vaccinated, they cannot enter interior areas regardless of the reason they are not vaccinated, even if they have a medical or religious exemption.
The general manager of the Nets, Sean Marks, said earlier this week that a couple of players were not vaccinated yet, but I was confident that everyone could participate to when the regular season begins on October 19. Wiggins still has time, since the San Francisco mandate will not go into effect until the middle of next month, but training camps are open on Tuesdays.
85% of players are already vaccinated
The NBA has reached agreements this preseason for that practically all parties involved in the matches (referees, coaches, statistics team workers, and anyone else who is near players on or off the court in NBA halls) get vaccinated so they can participate.
The only exception: the players themselves, with the National Association of Basketball Players rebuking all efforts by the NBA to demand that they be vaccinated. Approximately 85% of the players were vaccinated at the end of last season, but the league’s figure is believed to have risen since then.