Unvaccinated Warriors players can’t play in home games, NBA memo says


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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — Unvaccinated NBA players whose organization has local COVID-19 requirements will not be allowed inside arenas or facilities unless there’s approved medical or religious exemption, according to a memo obtained by ESPN.

This impacts teams in San Francisco and New York City, where both cities have passed laws requiring COVID-19 vaccination.

Players on the Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets who are not vaccinated will not be allowed to play in home games.

This does not apply to visiting players in New York City and San Francisco. This is because laws in both cities have exemptions for out-of-town teams coming to those cities to play games.

Beginning Oct. 13, everyone over the age of 12 in San Francisco must show proof of vaccination before entering large events — including events at Chase Center.

And similarly on the other coast, anyone over the age of 12 in New York City who is not vaccinated cannot enter certain facilities inside the city beginning Sept. 13, including Barclays Center, home of the Nets and Madison Square Garden, home of the Knicks.

This is a breaking news alert.

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