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NBA Reduces Covid-19 Quarantine Time for Some Players

NBA Reduces Covid-19 Quarantine Time for Some Players

The NBA has reduced quarantine time from 10 days to 6 for vaccinated players and coaches who came into contact with Covid-19.

Teams were informed in a league memo obtained by ESPN about the move. It came on the same day the US CDC reduced the isolation time for those with asymptomatic Covid-19 from 10 days to 5.

The league and the players union agreed to the quicker return for players to active status. This however comes after the NBA postponed nine games because at least one team could not field the minimum 8 players due to Covid-19 absences.

People can also move out of Covid-19 quarantine time with two negative test results 24 hours or more apart.

The NBA is dealing with record numbers of players entering its Covid-19 health and safety protocols with 205 for the season. 192 in December and 169 of those doing so within the past two weeks, according to ESPN.

A one-day season-high of 27 players entered protocols on Sunday, 10 more than Thursday’s prior mark, ESPN noted. The league has started a post-Christmas period of increased testing.

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