NBA fans may need to go without in-depth locker room features for the time being.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the NBA is taking steps to limit transmission of the Covid-19 coronavirus spreading around the world, including excluding media members from locker rooms for the time being:
League told teams these are among recommendations of infectious disease and public health experts. Essential team personnel in locker room would include coaches, front office, basketball staff, PR staff, etc). https://t.co/aCUQmkiLXC— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 9, 2020
The NBA has also reportedly explored a contingency plan of playing games without fans in attendance, should the situation necessitate it.
Shortly afterward, ESPN reported that Major League Baseball will institute similar measures.
Major League Baseball will join the NBA and NHL in closing clubhouses to media due to fear over potential spread of coronavirus, sources tell ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 9, 2020