NBA reviews and denies Andrew Wiggins' vaccination exemption request

NBA reviews and denies Andrew Wiggins' vaccination exemption request

The NBA released the following statement on Andrew Wiggins' vaccination exemption request:

“The NBA has reviewed and denied Andrew Wiggins’ request for religious exemption from the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s order requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all participants age 12 and older at large indoor events,” the league said in a statement. “Wiggins will not be able to play in Warriors home games until he fulfills the city’s vaccination requirements.”

The NBA went on to say that, "unvaccinated players are allowed to play this season, though the NBA has said that they will have to be tested daily on practice and travel days and at least once — possibly more — on game days, while fully vaccinated players will not be subject to daily testing." So Wiggins will theoretically be able to play in Warriors' away games if he chooses to stay unvaccinated, but will be unable to attend home games due to local guidelines.

 

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