NBA closes team facilities, bars travel outside North America in latest policy update

On Thursday, the NBA sent a memo to all 30 teams updating policies during the league’s hiatus.

Here are the key points, per reporting by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim Bontemps:

This memo comes four days after the NBA’s last policy update, which permitted individual workouts (with necessary precautions) at organization facilities but disallowed team practices.

These moves feel necessary and inevitable, given the high-risk nature of basketball in relation to the spread of COVID-19. They also underscore that this is only the beginning.