In a memorandum Wednesday to the teams, the NBA said “the player’s family and close personal close friends” were eligible as guests in the NBA bubble.
The league will exclude business associates, casual acquaintances and “any individual whom the player has not previously met in person or with whom the player has had limited interactions within persons (e.g., known to the player only through social media or a mediator) “.
Teamdo team will receive up to 17 guest rooms. Players can expect no more than four guests, although some exceptions are made for those with young children.
Teams advancing to the playoffs must designate a “Player Visitor Liaison” from their existing staff to act as the contact point between the team and the NBA.
A “Quarantine Coordinator” should also be assigned to the team market to ensure that guests have met the requirements for health protocols, including a seven-day self-quarantine at home.
The player’s guests can arrive on campus as early as August 24 and must perform a seven-day quarantine, inside the room, upon arrival.
No NBA player inside the Disney World-based campus has tested positive for coronavirus in the past four weeks.
On Wednesday, the NBA and the players union jointly announced that 342 players had been tested and all were negative.
The last time the NBA reported positive test results was July 13 when 322 players with two confirmed positions were tested.
The NBA play-off games are scheduled to start on Monday.