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WNBA plans to continue season as scheduled for the time being

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The draft and training camp are still over one month away, so there is still time.

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WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert released a statement on Thursday in regard to the coronavirus.
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On Thursday, WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert released a statement regarding the Covid-19 coronavirus, which suspended the current 2019-20 NBA season. In her statement, the WNBA still plans to operate with a business as usual mentality. The league is in contact with all of its players and disease specialists regarding the spread of the disease. This is mainly because of timing.

As Engelbert noted, the Draft is on April 17, training camp starts on April 26 and the regular season on May 15. Things could improve in the coming weeks so things may still begin without any complications.

That said, it remains to be seen what contingency plan the WNBA has just in case things get worse in the coming weeks. This was widely anticipated to be an exciting season due to an active free agency period last February. However, world events may make things more difficult.

The Washington Mystics are scheduled to start their regular season on May 16 when they host the Los Angeles Sparks.