Reports: NBA targeting May 8 for facilities to reopen

This is if teams states stay-at-home orders restrictions have been eased

Reports: NBA targeting May 8 for facilities to reopen
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver unveils the NBA All-Star Game Kobe Bryant MVP Award during a news conference Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks) (Source: David Banks)

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.”

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