The NBA logo will be displayed when people pass the NBA store in New York City, United States on October 7, 2019. (REUTERS)
The National Basketball Association (NBA) requires that referees working in the coming season be vaccinated against the coronavirus, the league announced on Saturday.
The announcement will be made after the league and the National Basketball Referees Association reached an agreement not enforcing the requirement of referees with religious or medical exemptions it in a league statement.
The NBA requires the vaccine from all coaches and staff who interact with players, The Athletic reported on Friday.
The move comes as a growing number of arenas have announced that fans must provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test in order to participate in the games when the regular season 2021-2022 starts on October 19th.
The players who vo Representing a powerful National Basketball Players Association doesn’t need to be vaccinated, but 90% of players already are, NBPA executive director Michele Roberts told Yahoo Sports last month.
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