NBA about to return as the cases tend to rise in Florida
Throughout the NBA, from players to management, there is a rising concern about the resumption of the play. The concerns have increased after the positive cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in Florida and having said that, on Saturday it posted a record high. The NBA is prepared to resume play next month in the City of Orlando at the Walt Disney World Complex.
With the drastic increase in the number of cases, the state has become one of the national hot spots. On Saturday, around 4049 new cases have been recorded, which is obviously the highest number, the State has witnessed.
Alex Martins, who is the Orlando Magic CEO, has stated regarding the resumption of play:
“A lot of time and effort has been put in the safety protocols. We are confident that the protocols that are in place will keep everybody on the Disney campus confined and amongst each other, and with little to no exposure of anyone else from the community. So in saying that, I am confident that we have a safe plan in place and that despite the recent rise in cases in Florida that it will be a safe environment for all of our players, coaches and staff that are at Disney.”
Moreover, the NBA has also put in a safety protocol list that all the players and the staff would have to follow. The protocol list carries, social distancing, testing, and restricted movement as they all enter the bubble.
It is clear that the protocols would be followed by the NBA players and the staff who will be entering the bubble, but the employees working at Disney would not get inside the bubble. Every time they enter the hotel or the sports complex, they will have to wear masks and their temperature would be checked. In addition to this, they would also maintain a good distance from the athletes. Heavy cleaning and coronavirus prevention practices will also take place.
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