The NBA has temporarily suspended the 2019-20 season in response to the coronavirus pandemic. That decision was made to safeguard the health and well-being of NBA fans, players, team and arena personnel, media members and the general public. The league intends to resume the season, pending further developments related to the pandemic.
During this hiatus period, the NBA will continue to closely monitor the situation in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), infectious disease and public health experts, government officials, and the NBA Board of Governors to ensure that we are doing our part to support the response to this rapidly evolving situation.
Below is some key information, answers to common questions, and recommendations to follow to better protect yourself and your family.
What is the coronavirus?
Please click here for further information regarding what is currently known and understood regarding the coronavirus.
What is the current situation worldwide?
- The World Health Organization (WHO) characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic on March 11. The update to “pandemic” reflects the severity, impact, and rate of spread of the disease, with observed spread across the globe.
- COVID-19 cases have been reported in over 150 countries/regions worldwide. For the WHO’s most recent situation report, click here.