The Toronto Raptors are the latest team to announce that they will re-open their practice facilities, doing so on a limited basis on May 11.
The team outlined strict protocols in a press release, even more restrictive than the guidelines the NBA has provided to teams.
The league is allowing up to four players at a time in practice facilities, but the Raptors will allow just one player in the building at a time.
One coach will be allowed to accompany the player.
Staff members will wear gloves and masks at all times.
Players will also wear masks at all times, except when on court.
The Raptors also mention in their press release that activities such as weight lifting (that can be done at home) won’t be allowed at the practice facility.
The basketball court is the only area that will be open, as locker rooms, weight rooms, medical facilities, and other areas of the building will remain closed.
The measures taken by the Raptors show that they feel like the NBA safety guidelines could’ve gone a little further.