CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The NBA is targeting May 8 date for facilities reopen, according to multiple reports.
Marc Stein of The New York Times and Shams Charania of The Athletic reported the May 8 dates. This is for teams who’s states stay-at-home order restrictions have been eased.
The Athletic said players also must undergo a resting ECG and troponin testing before they resume in activities at the facility.
The report also said “Players must wear facemarks at all times, except when in physical activity; staffers working with players must wear gloves; physical distancing of at least 12 feet.”
You can read the guidelines below from the NBA about the targeted May 8 date.
A report over the weekend by The Associated Press said the NBA would allow players to return to their team’s training facilities starting Friday, providing the local government does not have a stay-at-home order in response due to the coronavirus pandemic.
19 News received a text Sunday afternoon from a Cleveland Cavaliers spokesperson regarding The AP report: "No statement or comment to make for now because this is all still TBD.”