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COVID-19 Vaccine: Let’s Do This Together

The health, safety and well-being of our players, coaches and everyone connected to our game is paramount, and, as part of the 2020-21 season, the NBA continues to coordinate with local and national officials across the country on the regularly-changing nature of the ongoing coronavirus situation and evolving public health developments.

 Additionally, as we have recently and historically, the NBA is working in partnership with members of the NBA family, infectious disease and other health and medical experts, public health officials and organizations, such as the Ad Council and the COVID-19 Prevention Network, to support important public health and safety communications and initiatives through coordination with public health officials.

Below is some key information, answers to common questions, and recommendations to follow to better protect yourself and your family.

What is the latest on the COVID-19 Vaccines?

  • Currently there are three vaccines authorized and recommended to prevent COVID-19. To read more, please click here.
  • For now, the supply of COVID-19 vaccine is limited, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has established recommendations for who should get vaccinated first.  Be sure to check your state and local guidelines for details in your community.
  • To read more about the benefits and effectiveness of the vaccines, please click here.

What is the current situation worldwide?

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic on March 11, 2020. To date, there have been over 191 million reported cases worldwide.
  • COVID-19 cases have been reported in more than 200 countries/regions worldwide. For the WHO’s most recent situation report, please click here.

What is the current situation in the United States and Canada?

  • The CDC and Public Health Agency of Canada have implemented measures to address community spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 in multiple states and communities.
  • The coronavirus situation continues to evolve regularly. For the CDC’s most recent situation summary, click here. For the Public Health Agency of Canada’s most recent update, click here.
  • For additional information, please first consult your local health department, the CDC, Public Health Agency of Canada, and the WHO.

What is the NBA doing about COVID-19?

  • The health and safety of the NBA players, coaches, staff, their families, and fans is paramount.
  • The NBA is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and consulting with the CDC and leading medical experts with expertise in infectious disease and public health.
  • The NBA is coordinating its responses with teams, focusing on potential approaches to evaluation, testing, and quarantine of players and team staff, in addition to promoting the community mitigation and prevention strategies recommended by the CDC.
  • We are also focused on educating fans and promoting their health and safety. The league will continue to work with leading experts and team physicians to provide up-to-date information and guidance.

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