Sports teams and their players were not released – Monday saw several announcements related to the rules set for competitors and staff in each league.
With 10 players and extra staff on the NBA’s health and safety protocol, the league has postponed the Chicago Bulls’ upcoming two games.
This is the first time this season that NBA games have been postponed due to Govt-19.
Athletes in the protocol should be isolated for 10 days or have two negative tests at 24-hour intervals.
The Bulls were due to host the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday and then travel to Toronto on Thursday to face the Raptors.
Team officials said tickets for Tuesday’s game would be valid for the game if rescheduled.
No makeup dates announced.
League sources told CNN last week that 97% of NBA players have been vaccinated and 60% of qualified players have received a booster shot. There are about 500 players in 30 rosters.
No major professional sports league in the United States is required to vaccinate its players.
See NHL Third Team Affected
The Calgary Flames have postponed at least their next three games after the NHL announced on Monday that six players and one employee had entered the league’s code of conduct within 24 hours.
NHL officials said they were concerned about the continued spread of the virus across the group, warning that “more positive cases are likely to occur in the coming days”.
On Monday morning, Flames, who finished second in the Pacific division, announced that Elias Lindolm, Andrew Mangiappan, Brad Richardson, Adam Rusica, Chris Danov and Nikita Sadorov were the six players who entered the protocol.
This is the third time this season that an NHL team has been forced to abruptly end its season due to an explosion within a team. The Ottawa Senators announced on November 15 that they would close the training facility and postpone three games if at least 10 players entered the NHL’s Code-19 protocol.
Then in November, the New York Islanders postponed two games due to multiple players in the Kovit protocol.
Flame facilities are closed indefinitely. The affected games have not been modified yet.
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Tier 1 and Tier 2 staff are in direct contact with coaches and players. This command does not apply to NFL players.
The recently released test data from the NFL showed 29 positive tests from players between November 14-27.
On December 2, the league claimed that 94.4% of its players were “almost 100%” vaccinated with other staff.
The Los Angeles Rams Reserve / Govt-19, who went into a top-flight clash with the Arizona Cardinals in football on Monday night, put five players on the list, including cornerbacks John Ramsay and Tyler Hickby.
The NFL said it supported requests for review of allegations that players “misrepresented their vaccine status”.
CNN’s Kevin Dodson, Jillian Martin and David Klose contributed to the report.
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