NBA 2020-21: NBA training camps start amidst an All-time high of Covid-19 cases in the U.S.A.

NBA 2020-21: The NBA schedule was tightly packed as the trade moratorium period, NBA Draft, and the NBA Free Agency took place back-to-back with just a break of 2 days. Now, the NBA training camps for various teams have also started. Various NBA trades have taken place in the NBA offseason as well.

NBA organizations began coronavirus testing on a daily basis to prepare for the start of training camps next week.

All the teams were issued a 134-page “Health and Safety Protocol Guide” for the 2020-2021 season this morning, per sources. Now, the NBA tries this outside of a bubble.

While the NBA will take all the precautions and ensure that health and safety protocols are followed, it does not guarantee to prevent Covid-19.

How does the situation in the United States regarding Covid-19 cases look?

In only two weeks, 2 million new cases have been recorded in the U.S.A. More than 260,000 Americans have died of COVID-19.

The U.S.A reached an all-time high of 206,460 cases in a single day last week.

The coronavirus is still surging around the United States. A few days ago, more than 2,300 people in the nation died from COVID-19, the highest daily total since early May.

NBA news: How will the NBA ensure safety from Covid-19?

While the league cannot guarantee safety from the virus, it has introduced some heavy health and safety protocols for the players and staff members of various NBA franchises.

Players and coaches will be tested for coronavirus every day around the league. A positive test would likely hinder someone for most of camp and presumably into the preseason.

The rules are so strict that the clubs cannot even hold a team dinner on the eve of training camp. The NBA is not permitting those to take place until at least Dec. 11, or the start of Phase 4 in the league’s five-phase plan for health and safety.

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NBA news: The tentative NBA schedule calendar for the 2020-21 season:

 • Dec. 11-19, 2020: Preseason games

 • Dec. 22, 2020 – March 4, 2021: First Half of regular season

 • March 5-10, 2021: All-Star break

 • March 11 – May 16, 2021: Second Half of regular season

 • May 18-21, 2021: Play-In Tournament

 • May 22 – July 22, 2021: 2021 NBA Playoffs