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Bradley Beal was in the NBA’s health and safety protocols

This is a reminder that the coronavirus is still out there.

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UPDATE: Beal has exited protocols. The original article is below.

On Sunday, the Washington Wizards announced that Bradley Beal was placed on the NBA’s health and safety protocols. Because of that, he will miss tomorrow’s game against the Charlotte Hornets.

Given what health and safety protocols mean, deal has likely tested positive for the coronavirus. It is a reminder that the coronavirus is still something that can disrupt the season, though probably not like past seasons. And it is also a good reminder that you should get a booster shot before the winter.

According to the NBA, vaccinated players like Beal are not subject to weekly testing. However unvaccinated players and staff have to unless they recently recovered from the virus.

All players and staff, regardless of vaccination status, must test if they have coronavirus-like symptoms. They must also report any positive cases from close contacts like family.

Beal should be ready to return before the regular season begins, assuming he has no complications.