NBA sets COVID-19 health and safety protocols for 2022-23 season: Sources

The NBA will conduct weekly COVID-19 surveillance testing for unvaccinated players, while only testing vaccinated players when symptomatic in 2022-23, sources confirmed to The Athletic on Tuesday.

The league’s health and safety protocols for the upcoming season also include immediate isolation upon positive tests. Face masks will not be required.

Players will still be required by the Canadian government to be vaccinated or have a medical exemption to enter Canada and play against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena.

Last season the NBA rescheduled 11 games due to COVID-19.

Opening night of the upcoming season begins on Oct. 18 when the Philadelphia 76ers take on the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors host the Los Angeles Lakers on TNT.

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