NBA announces one new positive COVID test since March 17th
The NBA league office released the following update on the lates COVID-19 results around the league:
"Of the 485 players tested for COVID-19 since March 17, one new player has returned a confirmed positive test.
Anyone who has returned a confirmed positive test, or has been identified as having been in close contact to an infected person, is isolated or quarantined until they are cleared under the rules established by the NBA and the Players Association in accordance with CDC guidance."
More teams around the league are beginning to give their players the option to receive the vaccine, although the league isn't making it mandatory. According to ESPN, some Lakers will receive the vaccine this week, but it's not clear which players or staffers are planning to receive the vaccine as HIPAA regulations preclude anyone from the team from commenting on the situation.
The New Orleans Pelicans, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers and Miami Heat are all the known teams that have received the vaccine so far.