As the NBA works toward resuming the 2020-21 season in Orlando, safety protocols to reduce the risk of coronavirus spread have surfaced.
Per Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press, all Disney personnel on-site will be required to wear masks and gloves while undergoing daily temperature screenings. Additionally, hotel workers will be assigned to designated areas and will not rotate through different properties while the NBA season plays out. Reynolds noted that restaurant staff will be stationed at the same eateries without rotation as well.
Shams Charania of The Athletic adds that staff will adhere to social distancing guidelines and not allowed within six feet of an NBA participant.
There is already talk of a possibility the season may not resume after a Kyrie Irving-led conference call on Friday regarding the civil unrest in the United States weighed that option. As we relayed earlier this week, there is a concern of an NBA resumption diverting attention from systemic racism to just basketball.
However, safety is one of the key areas to address so that the players can further a strong message while resuming the 2019-20 season.