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NBA, NBPA reportedly agree to loosen health and safety protocols for those who are fully vaccinated

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The NBA came to an agreement to alter health and safety protocols for those who are fully vaccinated, the NBA stated in a memo, per ESPN’s Baxter Holmes.

The NBA, in accordance with CDC guidelines, considers someone fully vaccinated 14 days after their final vaccine dose. Also, any team where 85% of players and 85% of staff are fully vaccinated.

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the updated protocols for those that have been vaccinated include the following changes:

The New Orleans Pelicans are the only known NBA team to have a number of players and staff members that have received shots.

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