Report: NBA to reduce quarantine period for vaccinated players and staff
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Changes are coming to NBA health and safety protocols.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the league is ready to wipe players and coaches from COVID-19 health and safety protocols provided test data shows they are no longer at risk of transmitting infection to close contacts.
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The new protocols, which will include vaccinated players, coaches and officials, will reduce the minimum quarantine period from 10 days to six.
The original rule that allowed players to test out of protocol with two negative tests over a 24-hour period will remain unchanged.
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The changes would be based on research and data from infectious disease professionals on how long one remains able to spread the virus through close contacts.
The league has been hit by a string of positive tests in recent weeks, with Commissioner Adam Silver recently revealing that more than 90% of recent positive tests are of the Omicron variant.
The change in the quarantine period could impact several high profile players around the league who are currently on health and safety protocols.
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