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NBA informs teams, including Wizards to plan for coronavirus

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For now, league games aren’t cancelled or played in front of empty stands due to Covid-19.

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The NBA is getting prepared for the continuing outbreak of the coronavirus.
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Covid-19, or the current coronavirus has been spreading throughout the United States after originating in China last winter. As the capital of the United States, it should be no surprise that there are now reported cases of it in the Washington area.

Last weekend, Shams Charania of The Athletic tweeted that the NBA sent a memo to all teams, including the Wizards, need to have testing plans and encourage players to limit their “traveling parties.”

Plans have to be in place by Mar. 10.

For now, there are no plans to play games in front of empty stands or cancelling some altogether. But this is a worldwide news story that affects everyone. While I hope the season continues uninterrupted, it is also important that safety comes first as this situation plays out.