The ruling was announced hours after Friday New York Knicks He said his entire roster was vaccinated and all players were eligible to play home games.
Knicks due to coronavirus regulation in New York and San Francisco Brooklyn Nets Warriors must be vaccinated to play in the home arena unless exemptions for medical or religious reasons apply.
Wiggins sought an exemption from the league for religious reasons.
In a statement, the league said, “The NBA seeks a religious exemption from the San Francisco Public Health Service’s order requiring all participants over the age of 12 to be vaccinated against COVID-19 at a major indoor event. We considered and denied Wiggins’ request. ” “Wiggins cannot play Warriors home games until he meets the city’s vaccination requirements.”
Unvaccinated athletes are allowed to play this season, but the NBA says it needs to be tested daily on practice and travel days and at least once (and in some cases more) on match days. However, fully vaccinated athletes are not eligible. Daily test.
However, Knicks, Nets and the Warriors are facing stricter rules due to regional regulations that the NBA says does not apply to clubs visiting the team.
Nets general manager Sean Marks said earlier this week that the two players would not yet be eligible, but he is confident that everyone will be available by the start of the regular season on October 19th. rice field.
Wiggins still has time, as the San Francisco mission will not take effect until mid-next month. The training camp will open on Tuesday.
The NBA will vaccinate virtually all parties involved in the game this offseason (referees, coaches, stat crew workers, and others near players on and off the courts of the NBA Arena). I agreed. Participation.
The only exception: the players themselves who have blamed the National Basketball Players Association for all efforts from the NBA to mandate vaccination. About 85% of athletes were vaccinated at the end of last season. Since then, the league-wide numbers are believed to have increased.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this story.
– NBA Sports
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