In a memo sent to teams on Wednesday, the NBA said “the player’s family and longtime best friends” qualify as guests in the NBA bubble.
The tournament will exclude business partners, casual acquaintances and “any individual that the player has never met in person before or whom the player has had limited face-to-face interactions (wallet). for example: players only know through social media or an intermediary). ”
Each team will receive a maximum of 17 rooms. Players can accommodate no more than four guests, although some exceptions are made for those with young children.
Teams progressing to the knockout stages must designate a “Guest Contact Person” from their existing staff as the liaison between the team and the NBA.
A “Quarantine Coordinator” must also be assigned at the group’s market to ensure guests have met the requirements for health procedures, including a seven-day in-home self-quarantine process.
Player guests can arrive on campus as early as August 24 and must complete a seven-day in-room quarantine upon arrival.
No NBA player on Disney World campus has tested positive for coronavirus in the past four weeks.
On Wednesday, the NBA and its players’ federation announced that 342 players had been tested and all were negative.
The last time the NBA reported a positive test result was July 13 when 322 players were tested with two confirmed positive results.
The NBA knockout rounds are expected to start on Monday.