The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest recommendations on crowd sizes could further delay the NBA’s return to action. In Sunday’s press release, the CDC suggested that gatherings should stay under 50 people for the next eight weeks.
Therefore, CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski provided further details on the situation in regards to how the NBA will handle scheduling.
CDC recommendation of no events of 50-plus people for next two months comes as a number of NBA owners and executives increasingly believe a best case scenario is a mid-to-late June return to play -- with no fans. League's scouting for possible arena dates all the way thru August.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 15, 2020
The NBA suspended the 2019-20 season on March 11.
You can read the full press release by visiting the CDC website.