NBA rejects Andrew Wiggins request for religious exemption from COVID-19 vaccination – .

NBA rejects Andrew Wiggins request for religious exemption from COVID-19 vaccination – .

The NBA does not require players to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before the 2021-22 season. However, the league enforces local vaccine requirements in New York and San Francisco for players on teams in those cities. San Francisco requires anyone 12 years of age or older to provide proof of vaccination at major indoor events, such as the Warriors games at the Chase Center, unless there is an approved medical or religious exemption not to do it.

This means that all Warriors players must be vaccinated in order to play at home. Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins requested a religious exemption from the league, but it was denied. Now Wiggins needs to get the shot to be able to play at home. The league issued the following statement on Friday:

The NBA has reviewed and denied Andrew Wiggins’ request for a religious exemption from the San Francisco Department of Public Health order requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all participants aged 12 and over at major events in Canada. room. Wiggins will not be able to play in Warriors’ home games until he meets the town’s vaccination requirements.

There are several weeks left until the start of the season, so Wiggins has plenty of time to get the shot and not miss a game. The question now is whether he will.

When it comes to the league as a whole, Wiggins and the other unvaccinated players are in the big minority. With training camps due to start next week, 90% of NBA players are fully vaccinated, according to L’Athletic’s Shams Charania. That’s a solid sign for the NBA, as the league is clearly hoping it doesn’t have to postpone as many games as it did a season ago.


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